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Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)

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A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.

Director:

Emma-Kate Croghan

Writers:

Stavros Kazantzidis (story) (as Stavros Andonis Efthymiou), Yael Bergman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Day ... Michael Douglas
Matthew Dyktynski Matthew Dyktynski ... Ari
Alice Garner ... Alice
Frances O'Connor ... Mia
Radha Mitchell ... Danni
Suzi Dougherty ... Savita
Kim Gyngell ... Professor Richard Leach
Suzanne Dowling Suzanne Dowling ... Dr. Russell
Torquil Neilson Torquil Neilson ... Toby
Christine Stephen-Daly Christine Stephen-Daly ... Susan
Dominic McDonald ... Zac
Alvin Chong Alvin Chong ... Alvin
Myles Collins Myles Collins ... Myles
Antony Neate Antony Neate ... Tony
Brigid Kelly Brigid Kelly ... Brigid
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Storyline

Two female students struggling to complete their university degrees seek a flatmate. At the same time Michael, a medical student, is looking for a new place to stay. Written by Ben Barnett <bhbar2@student.monash.edu.au>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahava V'Tzarot Aherot See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,807, 30 March 1997

Gross USA:

$294,212

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,212
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After its initial screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Fox Searchlight gave Emma-Kate Croghan another $400,000 to give the film a bit of polish. (The film's original budget of $37,000 didn't allow for much in the way of post-production.) See more »

Goofs

In the long drive with Mia and Alice in the car, the weather outside is bright sunshine when the camera is on Alice but dull (perhaps) cloudy when it is on Mia. See more »

Quotes

Alice: I'm in the midst of doing my thesis.
Ari: What on?
Alice: Doris Day as feminist warrior.
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Connections

References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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User Reviews

This movie delves into the last great adventure of love.
1 January 1999 | by AlainaSee all my reviews

'Love and Other Catastrophes' lends a hand in portraying the true to life problems that go along with either falling or staying in love. For example; you force yourself upon a certain person for an extended period of time, while forcing yourself to love them, only to find out that you were merely settling for someone you didn't love to simply fill a void in your life. Then a person comes out of the blue you never would have expected and in turn you fall in love with them. This moves also proves the old adage that you don't know what you have until it's gone. Whilst doing so in a roundabout way, it is your basic love story with a sharp sense of humor and a twist of that 90's character edge that we have all grown to love. Truly one of the better movies of the decade.


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