“Catfight” isn’t satire. I figured that out on my second viewing. It was somewhere between Amy Hill talking to trees and the second coma of the film. The comas? They get used as act breaks to frame the repercussions of our heroines’ bouts of violence. Let’s back this train up for a moment. The film opens on Anne Heche and Sandra Oh coming back into each other’s lives. They were college pals, but now they are on opposite ends of the socio-economic ladder.
Using the violence targeted in the film’s titles, we get to see how a single fight can upset each woman’s societal standing. People die, wealth is lost and families are changed. But, what actually impacts an individual’s character? Not a lot of viewers could find an answer, so it hasn’t been doing very well on the critical front. While I don’t adore this movie like Tukel’s last film, it’s an interesting look at female relationships. Could it have been done better? Sure.
It’s just that I don’t see a way to make this tale anymore insightful without getting corny. It’s a weird logic trap, but sometimes that can happen with even the best of films.
- Deleted Scenes
- Art Slideshow
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby 5.1