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THE AMAZING CATFISH is a heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. Martha, a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children finds solace when she meets the younger woman, Claudia, and quickly the two build a strong relationship. When Martha invites Claudia to live with her family, Claudia unwittingly takes on the responsibility of becoming a surrogate mother to Martha's children.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 7
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: If there's a certain depth missing in "The Amazing Catfish," the film brings forth the small-scale pleasures and poignancy of an ambling short story.
Fresh: Writer-director Claudia Sainte-Luce heralds herself as a new talent to watch with "The Amazing Catfish," an outstanding debut of tremendous heart and appeal.
Fresh: Claudia Sainte-Luce's semi-autobiographical indie has a knack for subverting stereotypes without making a big deal about it.
Fresh: This glorious 2013 debut feature by Mexican writer-director Claudia Sainte-Luce takes one of the most shopworn melodramatic premises and makes it feel spontaneous and new.
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I can't believe how boring this film was. The acting was very good and the characters believable. I just couldn't get into the plot or care much about the story. Sorry but it didn't work for me. Too bad.
A small indie with a big heart
I saw this at the Laemmle Theater in Pasadena recently. It's a warm and tender movie about the lives of a group of children as their mother/maternal figure dies of terminal illness. It starts off a little oppressively but then finds it's groove a few minutes into the film where the lives of Claudia and Martha (and Martha's aching, vibrant family) intersect. Although it has its comic moments, it is also unflinching in showing some of the suffering Martha endures. It makes her compassion, and the quiet pain of the children, stand out in stark relief.