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Actors: Lisa Kudrow, Teri Garr, Christine Taylor
Genres: Comedy
PG-13     2008     1hr 26min

In this offbeat, hilarious comedy that proves life can always get a little worse, Lisa Kudrow stars as Leslie, a struggling army wife trying to balance work, two out-of-control kids, and a never-ending pile of bills on her...  more »

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Actors: Lisa Kudrow, Teri Garr, Christine Taylor
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/16/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Susan H. (SusanH) from FAIRMONT, WV
Reviewed on 3/13/2010...
A strange and quirky little film. Scott Prendergast captures the way we've all felt at one time or another: on the outside looking in. Notice how many times the color blue shows up in different places in the film.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
John H. (johnniemidnite) from LYNNWOOD, WA
Reviewed on 1/27/2010...
Take a chance. This one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. Loser guy without a job or a place to live moves in with his brother's wife, wicked played by Lisa Kudrow, as the brother's in IRAQ to take care of her two children from hell. Scott Prendergast plays the role deadpan and Lisa Kudrow is rather mean and insensitive.... as are most of the other characters. Not for all tastes I'm sure, but a nice alternative to modern romance comedy chick flicks.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Suzanne B.
Reviewed on 2/12/2009...
Weird, weird, weird, but very profound. Lisa Kudrow is great as an Iraqi War soldier's wife left to fend for herself in the real world. I was strangely affected by this film and I am not sure why. Scott Prendergrast broke my heart with his performance.
6 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Small Film With A Big Heart
Martin A Hogan | San Francisco, CA. (Hercules) | 09/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

There are few movies that can spark your interest, humor and empathy and "Kabluey" is the best one. With a star as unbeatable as Lisa Kudrow as a mother who's husband is shipped off again to Iraq, leaving her with two monstrous sons, she can barely hang on. Enter her brother-in-law loser (Scott Prendergast), also the director, and the film escalates. Salman (loser brother-in-law) shows up to help with the kids, but only proves that he makes matters terribly, terribly worse. Mom (Lisa Kudrow) is struggling with a full time job and the loneliness of no husband. To help, Salman (the fish salmon jokes are endless) gets a demeaning job as a corporate mascot to hand out `office rental space' on a highway to nowhere. From here, the plot moves on to the other community parents, other nasty kids, sexual gossip, affairs and much more than you would ever anticipate. Teri Garr makes a great cameo as a disgruntled former employee of the `mascot's' firm. Conchata Ferrell is a hilarious character actress that brings levity to every scene as Salman's boss (this woman is brilliant). The turnabout ending is perfect as truth comes visiting and the family dynamics produce a believable and welcome happy ending.

To add: I have never seen SO MANY deleted scenes as extras on any DVD. And all of them are priceless. This is the kind of film you wish you could have witnessed the filming from beginning to end. Lots of extras on this DVD.
Nicely done.
M. Johnson | 09/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A beautiful multi-layered film. While it does have more than a few funny moments, the film is a thoughtful reflection on an array of characters that are adrift and emotionally isolated... but who still manage to keep pushing forward. There is also a real sense of quiet desperation that runs through some of the characters and makes their stories all the more endearing and bittersweet. When the main character is dehumanized into a large, faceless, blue thing(Kabluey), his lack of objections are completely believable.

With nice acting and superb writing the film achieves a nice feel. In "True Stories" (1986), David Byrne used the characters in a small town to offer a quirky yet optimistic view of what America was becoming. Kabluey, in its' own quirky way but with a similar feel, uses a minimal cast in a small town to convey some of the realities of what America actually became."
Belicious, Inc. | Bangor, China | 10/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My friend Robert Byrd invited me over to a friend's house to watch this movie. We had a lovely dinner and then we popped the movie in.

I found this movie to be charming, provocative and hilarious. A truly wonderful film.

Robert, however, was having a completely different experience. He's written his own review on here. I should probably mention that Robert worked in high school as a mascot. And that while handing out flyers on a deserted road in Nevada, he was abducted by aliens. When he returned "20 months later" (which we all said was more like 15 minutes!) he claimed they had performed all sorts of horrible, horrible experiments on him. And now he can "levitate" and he talks directly to the pope through re-broadcasts of the David Letterman show, and what have you.

That's all really beside the point, I guess. We never should have watched this delightful movie with Robert. It just brought up FAR too many bad memories.

Did I mention that during the entire dinner AND movie Robert was wearing a Mike Tyson mask? Never a dull moment.

Anyway - Robert became so enraged and unruly that we had to STOP the movie. (We met later that night after Robert had "flown away" (on his bicycle) and finished the movie.)

Again, the movie is delightful. But I wouldn't recommend watching it with persons who have had contact with aliens.

I can't help but wonder about Robert now. Where he is - what he's doing. I know he had a cabin in the mountains from which he likes to write Amazon reviews and practice his "jumping exercises."

Look, I'm in love with him, the crazy fool. I don't care what the aliens did to him. I love him. Two people, falling in love. It's natural. As natural as peas and carrots.

I'm sorry, I had to take a nap and lie down but i'm ready to finish this review now.

I loved this movie, Kabluey. And every time I watch the full price copy I purchased on Amazon I cry and cry like a little girl.

Robert is invisible, did I mention that?

Help me find him - won't you? Please - buy a copy of this movie and walk the streets with it - calling out his name.

It's the only hope I have left.

Thank you


Eleanor Roosevelt.