Kettle of Fish
Kettle of Fish (2006)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 6, 2006
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

A fumbled attempt at modern romantic comedy.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The film's leisurely pacing -- and Modine's overly laid-back work -- leave something to be desired.

Karina Longworth

It has its charms, and to those generally susceptible to well-done examples of genre, it'll probably be a delight.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Writer-director Claudia Myers' clunky debut feature makes the case that first-timers should probably focus on either writing or directing.

Willie Waffle

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

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The film isn't believable for a second.

Nathan Lee
New York Times

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.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

If only there were some spark between Modine and Gershon (who's hampered by an annoying and unnecessary English accent).

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