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Actors: Marsha Thomason, Mena Suvari, Callum Blue, Mark Pellegrino, Roz Witt
Director: John Cosgrove
Genres: Comedy
R     2007     1hr 32min

There?s always something strange brewing at the Black Cat Café. During one lunchtime at this offbeat coffee house, the relationships of the quirky staff and several couples are turned upside down by the sudden revelations...  more »

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Actors: Marsha Thomason, Mena Suvari, Callum Blue, Mark Pellegrino, Roz Witt
Director: John Cosgrove
Creators: Shawn Maurer, John Cosgrove, David Peters, Jo Levi, Laurence Malkin, Terry Dunn Meurer, Dean Craig
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/24/2007
Original Release Date: 03/16/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 03/16/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Mindy H. from GREENSBURG, IN
Reviewed on 11/17/2009...
Quite a different story of passion and coffee. Story take place in a small cafe in England, Londan maybe. It's about the relationships that are going on with the occupants, workers and anyone who may happen by. I found the movie entertaining, yet a little confusing with all the different cliches popping up and down. Very fast moving, as the name would imply. The disdain shown between the co-workers seems so "English"-or stereotypical English. The sump-up ending wasn't too bad, everything works out as expected, well the final relationship was a little surprise. Good movie to watch on a something different kind of day.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
John C. (bookwheelboy)
Reviewed on 1/10/2008...
Odd no?
2 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!
J. Riley | Lake Havasu City, AZ USA | 12/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"For an independent film, this is well done. However, it does require a suspension of disbelief to watch and enjoy it. I have never seen a coffeehouse that huge before (maybe they're bigger in England). Nobody gets any work done and everybody swears like drunken truckdrivers on crank. And all anyone can think about are their "relationships". Marsha Thomason's character is the only sane one there (and to tell you the truth, she should have shown much more skin). I recommend this for Marsha Thomason fans (like me) or closet Anglophiles, but for others I would buy Waiting... instead."
A fast paced film that should amuse all but the most prudish
Timothy B. Riley | San Antonio, TX USA | 07/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This film was recommended to me by a friend that has a taste for... well let's just say "the exotic" when it comes to movies (one of his favorites is the movie Shortbus). Caffeine certainly fits into that genre.

The entire movie is set in an English cafe and is centered around the sex lives of it's employees and patrons (all of whom would certainly qualify as guests for the Jerry Springer show). We have, in no particular order:

* A young, quirky, hip staff - all of who are suffering with hangovers from an outing the night before
* A cook who just confessed to his girlfriend (and boss) that he recently had a threesome ("But they were twins, what could I do?") and then becomes obsessed with a condom wrapper that he finds in her office
* A sharp tongued waitress who brings her demented grandmother (who mistakes a diner for her ex-husband who she once caught wearing a "nappy" while being spanked by a prostitute and tries to shoot him with a shotgun) to work because it was her turn to watch her
* A customer who is being investigated for exposing himself to a 12 year old girl when in reality he was interrupted by her while he was engaged in public urination and simply forgot what he had in his hand
* His friend, an attorney who wears his finance's underwear while vacuuming and ironing at home ("well at least he cleans" a woman remarks)
* Two stoned patons, one who mistakes another customer for a porn star and the other who's ex-girlfriend just happens to be at that same cafe on the world's worst blind date

And still there is more. This is a frantically paced movie that kept me entertained for it's entire 88 minutes. Don't expect greatness but do expect to laugh.
I really liked it...I really really liked it!!!
T. Bloomer | USA | 05/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know if it was a parody of english films, I don't know what it was about but there was freakin' hillarious scenes in this movie. I nearly passed out when the one dude sh$t his pants after the old lady nearly shot his head off with the double barrel. The fake english accents were cool as well."