Kettle of Fish
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Opposites attract in the close quarters of a one bedroom apartment in this romantic comedy from first-time director Claudia Meyers. Mel (Matthew Modine) plays saxophone with a jazz band, and the only thing he's ever pursued with the same passion as his music is women, whom he loves and leaves on a regular basis. However, Mel has decided it's time that he finally made a commitment to something besides his pet goldfish, and agrees to move in with his latest girlfriend, Inga (Ewa Da Cruz). This means giving up his apartment, which Mel sublets to Ginger (Gina Gershon), a pretty but… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

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"A fumbled attempt at modern romantic comedy."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"The film's leisurely pacing -- and Modine's overly laid-back work -- leave something to be desired."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"It has its charms, and to those generally susceptible to well-done examples of genre, it'll probably be a delight."
‑ Karina Longworth, Cinematical
"There is one truly great scene in this here movie and I'm not too sure if sitting through the awful-to-mediocre crap that precedes and follows it is actually worth the trouble."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Myers's script follows the official structural steps of romantic comedy -- we won't belabor you with the details -- but doesn't always heed the most obvious one: Be original."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Writer-director Claudia Myers' clunky debut feature makes the case that first-timers should probably focus on either writing or directing."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Claudia Myers fills the movie with the rhythms, jokes and turning points of a sit-com or romantic comedy, making Kettle of Fish a delightful, funny, comfortable diversion"
‑ Willie Waffle,
"The film isn't believable for a second."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The first problem in Kettle of Fish, though by no means the last, is to imagine that by mussing up her hair, rumpling her clothes and accessorizing her with glasses and an ugly purse, you could ever make a believable wallflower out of Ms. Gershon."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"If only there were some spark between Modine and Gershon (who's hampered by an annoying and unnecessary English accent)."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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