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A slacker tries to do the right thing for his family with unexpectedly chaotic results in this independent comedy. Salman (Scott Prendergast) is an out-of-work twentysomething who has few skills and fewer prospects. However, things are significantly worse for his older brother -- his National Guard unit has been called back to Iraq, and his wife, Leslie (Lisa Kudrow), needs to go back to work in order to support their children. However, Leslie doesn't have anyone to look after her two sons, so when Salman learns of her sad situation, he volunteers to move in and help mind the kids. Salman… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...a low-key comedy perfectly tuned for our times."
‑ Mark Bourne, Film.com
"A dark piece of whimsy that enchants and befuddles in equal measure."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Hey, ever wonder about the secret lives of those guys dancing around in the Subway sandwich outfits in 100-degree summer heat, and all that brought them to that point? Then Kabluey might be for you."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"An impressive debut both on screen and off."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"Quirky and undisturbed, unaffected and unaffecting."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"Short on substance, despite a watchable supporting cast and an amiable overall tenor."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Kabluey, which has no discernible political agenda, is wildly uneven and often seems like a short stretched to feature length. But it's also kind of oddly endearing."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"an anthem for hard times"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Prendergast doesn't chase alternative statements, he wants to make people laugh, and Kabluey is one of the more inventive, invigorating productions to come out of the industry's lonely right field."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Dramedy with mature themes is light on substance."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"While it borrows from obvious sources, Kabluey eventually comes into its own as a wacky commentary on the state of America in the fifth year of the Iraq war."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"The funniest movie I've seen this year."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Kabluey nearly implodes in the opening moments but swiftly finds its footing."
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"This heartfelt film, though a bit uneven, is touching most of the time, funny some of the time, but always original and appealing."
‑ Emily S. Mendel, culturevulture.net
"Subtle, strange and off-kilter without becoming self-consciously quirky."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
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