Kabluey (2007)

The mother of two rambunctious young boys is barely holding things together while her husband's National Guard unit is off fighting in Iraq. Desperate for some help, she lets her husband's brother, Salman move in and act as… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 25, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2008
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An effecting treatise on modern alienation, Scott Prendergast's story of a hapless loser who finds recognition by donning a featureless suit is full of whimsy and sorrow.

Mark Bourne

...a low-key comedy perfectly tuned for our times.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

A dark piece of whimsy that enchants and befuddles in equal measure.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

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.

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Dennis Harvey

Short on substance, despite a watchable supporting cast and an amiable overall tenor.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

In costume and character, Prendergast is a little funny and more than a little sad. So is the film.

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Christopher Null

an anthem for hard times

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Kabluey nearly implodes in the opening moments but swiftly finds its footing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Includes all the ingredients of an indie movie: an aimless nogoodnik, an estranged family who tests his adult responsibilities, a strange part-time job that… More
William Dunmyer
[size=3]The best thing about "Kabluey," the debut film from writer/director/actor [b]Scott Prendergast[/b], is the title. Second best is the costume… More
Cynthia S.
Strange little movie that really made me laugh. Dealing with murderous kids (literally), the world's shittiest job (bar none), a sweet, kind lady who wants… More
Glenn Gaylord
One of my favorite movies of the year. Wonderfully droll. Think Todd Solondz with a slightly bigger heart. Slightly. Great performances from Lisa Kudrow and… More
Jennifer Xu
I can't believe Lisa Kudrow is so hilarious even when she's not loud and noisy like Phoebe. This is definitely an indie film, but it's not the… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Kabluey," Leslie(Lisa Kudrow) is in dire straits as her husband's tour of duty has been extended in Iraq and she is… More