Looking for Kitty

"Weak"

Looking for Kitty Review


In the director's notes included with the DVD of Looking for Kitty, Edward Burns remarks about how easy it is to shoot a film on a low budget, using digital video, existing locations, and the like. You don't even need to write a script!

Well just because you can do these things doesn't mean you should, and sure enough Looking for Kitty is the type of movie that rank amateurs usually turn in, an undercooked affair that doesn't offer any emotional response and which could have used a whole lot of vetting from people who weren't attached to a singular idea. It's nowhere near Burns' best work. I dare use a word I try to avoid in film criticism: It's just boring.

Looking for Kitty isn't about a lost cat, though that might have been more interesting. Rather, the familiar setup gives us simple high-school baseball coach Abe (David Krumholtz) looking for his wife, who's run away to Manhattan, probably because Abe is such an unadventurous bore. (He's never even tried Chinese food!) In Manhattan, Abe hooks up with a private detective named Jack (Burns), who's got mental problems of his own. (He refuses to eat in a restaurant!) Together, these two tag along for a week until the case is concluded, though telling you what happens would spoil whatever interest Looking for Kitty might hold for you.

Like real-life P.I. work, much of Kitty is consumed with standing around as Abe and Jack stake out locations or absurdly interrogate people Kitty might have encountered. Though both men are happy to talk about their relationship problems, we don't really come to care about them. They're just too dull, and we start to sympathize with the women who left them both behind. It's more entertaining just to stare at Krumholtz's bushy mustache, frankly.

DVD extras include a commentary from Burns and an alternate opening.

Shave that thing!



Looking for Kitty

Facts and Figures

Run time: 95 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 6th May 2004

Distributed by: ThinkFilm

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 35%
Fresh: 7 Rotten: 13

IMDB: 6.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: , Aaron Lubin

Starring: as Jack Stanton, as Abe Fiannico

Contactmusic


Links



Advertisement

New Movies

Dunkirk Movie Review

Dunkirk Movie Review

Britain's epic 1940 evacuation of Dunkirk has been dramatised on film before, but no one...

Killing Ground Movie Review

Killing Ground Movie Review

From Australia, this dark and edgy thriller is skilfully made by writer-director Damien Power to...

City of Ghosts Movie Review

City of Ghosts Movie Review

This award-winning documentary plays like a thriller as it traces the work of a group...

Cars 3 Movie Review

Cars 3 Movie Review

It's been six years since the last Cars movie (there were two Planes movies in...

The Beguiled Movie Review

The Beguiled Movie Review

In her inimitable loose style, Sofia Coppola remakes the 1971 Clint Eastwood movie from a...

War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Review

War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Review

The surprisingly thoughtful prequel trilogy comes to a powerful conclusion with this robust, dramatic thriller,...

It Comes At Night Movie Review

It Comes At Night Movie Review

This sharply original horror film not only approaches its premise from an unexpected angle, but...

Advertisement
Okja Movie Review

Okja Movie Review

As Tilda Swinton reteams with her Snowpiercer director, Korea's Bong Joon Ho, it's perhaps unsurprising...

Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Review

This may be the third reboot of this franchise in 15 years, risking audience exhaustion,...

Despicable Me 3 Movie Review

Despicable Me 3 Movie Review

Actually the fourth film in the series (don't forget the prequel Minions), this animated super-villain...

Baby Driver Movie Review

Baby Driver Movie Review

Wildly energetic and so cool it hurts, this action movie has been put together in...

All Eyez On Me Movie Review

All Eyez On Me Movie Review

There's a clear sense that this Tupac Shakur biopic is hoping to build on the...

Hampstead Movie Review

Hampstead Movie Review

Deliberately appealing to older audiences, this undemanding comedy-drama comes with a hint of social relevance...

The Book of Henry Movie Review

The Book of Henry Movie Review

Apparently, this offbeat script had been making the rounds in Hollywood for some 20 years...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.