Review: Catfight

Title: Catfight
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Director: Onur Tukel
Starring: Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone
Runtime: 1 hr 35 mins

What It Is: Artist Ashley (Heche) is struggling to make it meanwhile her former college friend Veronica (Oh) is married to a rich businessman. When the two former friends meet at a party they say some things that end in a fist fight. Following this fight, the two ladies lives will be changed forever. This leads to a lifelong rivalry that may never come to an end or perhaps it’ll end over one of their dead bodies.

What We Think: This is a super black comedy. There’s some good comedy here though. Sandra Oh and Anne Heche have great chemistry and I buy the hatred right off the bat. I really enjoyed the structure they chose to go with here. It works as a comedy because you think the whole time that the movie is taking itself seriously, but it isn’t. Everything done here is done with tongue firmly in cheek. I like the script and the subplot is pretty good political satire as well. Its script is a smartly layered one. I think that Tukel does a great job here. He’s normally behind the lens for more indie/mumblecore stuff like his 2015’s Applesauce. That film features Ariel Kavoussi who was great in this film as Ashley’s assistant.

Our Grade: B-, This is certainly one to check out if you’re into black comedies. Watching Sandra Oh and Anne Heche literally fight one and other was comical! It hit enough notes and you could feel the animosity between the two ladies. I’m going to recommend you check this out! Not only is it a smaller film but it’s funny, serious and satirical all at the same time. So check this out if you can find it On Demand whenever it hits that or home release.

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