In Onur Tukel’s “Catfight,” Anne Heche and Sandra Oh play previous college buddies Ashley and Veronica, whose lives have actually taken completely various paths. Veronica wed rich and ended up being a shallow, entitled trophy spouse, while Ashley is a starving artist in a rocky relationship with her partner, Lisa (Alicia Silverstone). From the moment the 2 reunite, the heaviness of old animosities and present hostilities hangs in the air, culminating into a no-holds-barred fist fight that leaves them both bloodied and Veronica in a coma. When she lastly awakens 2 years later, she is frightened to discover that her household has deserted her, and that Ashley has ended up being a successful artist after illustrating Veronica’s injured face in her work. This leads Veronica on a path for vengeance, and “Catfight” invests most of its runtime letting Heche and Oh beat the absolute breaks off one another.
The movie is necessary to Heche’s career due to the fact that it fits so splendidly in her wheelhouse of playing made complex, damaged, yet figured out characters. It’s also a wonderful showcase of the unchecked dedication she showcased in all of her work, literally tossing herself into the battle scenes that are choreographed with sensible cruelty. These aren’t action-movie battle scenes with choppy cuts to hide punches that resemble a computer game– this resembles seeing mobile phone footage of two strangers fighting on the street. Heche and Oh are absolutely incredible, and this under-seen gem should have a watch.
“Catfight” is presently offered to stream on Netflix.