Some Fish Can Fly

Sitting through this charmless romantic comedy is like going to a restaurant and being seated next to a drunken couple who argue throughout dinner: It's messy, embarrassing and absolutely none of your business, but there's no escape. Kevin (Kevin Causey) is a New York City writer who decides to make a film about how he lost the great love of his life, a...read more

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Sitting through this charmless romantic comedy is like going to a restaurant and being seated next to a drunken couple who argue throughout dinner: It's messy, embarrassing and absolutely none of your business, but there's no escape. Kevin (Kevin Causey) is a New

York City writer who decides to make a film about how he lost the great love of his life, a perky, virginal Irish tourist named Nora (Nancy St. Alban). While Kevin and his friends rush around in a preproduction frenzy, trying to scrape together money and a cast, extensive flashbacks and Kevin's

voice-over fill the rest of us in on the sad tale of Kevin and Nora, who met ten years earlier on a blind double date. They fell in love and, just when Kevin and Nora were both ready to move past frolics in the park and 7 hours spent smooching in bed, Nora figures its time to return to Cork. There

she falls under the baleful influence of her parents and, it seems, the entire town, who disapprove of New York in general and Kevin in particular. They have their reasons: Kevin, who has no problem seeing a parallel between his passion for Nora and the love Antony felt for Cleopatra, is a

singularly unattractive character -- a patronizing and self-important bore. Nora's no prize either, and when a whining Kevin follows her to Ireland hoping to lure her back, she proves to be just the kind of pathetic simp who would ever fall for a guy like Kevin in the first place. The film,

written and directed by Robert Kane Pappas, is just as self-centered as its hapless hero: It asks an audience of complete strangers to care whether or not Kevin and Nora ever get back together, when all you really want is for them to go away and hash it out somewhere else.

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  • Released: 1999
  • Review: Sitting through this charmless romantic comedy is like going to a restaurant and being seated next to a drunken couple who argue throughout dinner: It's messy, embarrassing and absolutely none of your business, but there's no escape. Kevin (Kevin Causey) i… (more)

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