Looking for Kitty

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  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • 6.0  (949)
  • 43

Looking for Kitty is a 2004 independent comedy-drama film directed and written by Edward Burns. The film follows the story of a New York City private detective Jack (Edward Burns) who is hired by a man named Abe Fiannico (David Krumholtz) to find his missing wife Kitty. Abe suspects Kitty of cheating on him and Jack's task is to track her down and bring her back. Jack initially turns down the case but changes his mind when he realizes that he needs the money.

As Jack sets out to find Kitty, he has no idea where to start. He begins by questioning people who know Kitty and Abe, including Kitty's best friend Erin (Connie Britton) and Abe's brother (Max Baker) who run a car dealership. Jack also goes to Kitty's favorite places hoping to spot her. As Jack investigates, he meets a variety of colorful characters, each with their own quirks and agendas.

One of the people Jack encounters is a cab driver who is also searching for Kitty. They team up, and their search leads them to a seedy motel outside of the city. They eventually find Kitty (Rachel Wegner), but she refuses to go back to her husband. Jack tries to convince her to return, but he soon realizes that there is more to Kitty and Abe's troubled marriage than meets the eye.

Throughout the film, Jack's personal life also begins to unravel. His girlfriend (Katrina Bowden) breaks up with him and he discovers that his estranged father has died. These personal issues cause Jack to reflect on his life and what he really wants.

Looking for Kitty is a film that is both funny and poignant. The film is shot in black and white, which gives it a raw and gritty feel. The characters are flawed and realistic, and the dialogue is sharp and witty. The film explores themes of love, marriage, and the search for happiness. It also takes a glimpse into the world of private detectives, who often find themselves in unusual and unpredictable situations.

Edward Burns delivers a solid performance as Jack. He brings both charm and vulnerability to the role, making Jack a likable and relatable character. The supporting cast, which includes Connie Britton, Max Baker, and David Krumholtz, also delivers strong performances.

In conclusion, Looking for Kitty is an entertaining and thought-provoking film that is worth watching. The film offers a unique perspective on the genre of private detective films and explores deeper themes that are relevant to many people's lives. The film is well-written, well-acted, and beautifully shot. It's a film that will make you laugh, cry, and reflect on your own life.

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    6.0  (949)
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