Sandra Oh and Anne Heche punch, kick, roll, and even throw rocks at each other in the wonderfully absurd trailer for "Catfight." This thing looks glorious. It also looks like Rocky vs. Apollo as staged by competitive Big Apple social climbers. (It may be the opposite of "You are my person.")
In the dark comedy, Heche plays struggling artist Ashley (Alicia Silverstone plays her lover), with Oh as rich housewife Veronica. Ashley and Veronica apparently knew each other in college, and unexpectedly reconnect many years later at a cocktail party that Ashley works as a caterer. So begins the first of many brutal physical fights -- until Veronica is actually beaten into a coma for two years. Seriously. That's revealed right in the trailer! When she wakes up, she discovers their fortunes have reversed: Ashley is now a successful artist and Veronica is broke.
Watch the trailer:Here's a synopsis from Dark Sky Films:
"One-time college pals Veronica (Sandra Oh) and Ashley (Anne Heche) run into each other at a party. The women, now in their forties and having not seen each other since school, find that their lives have taken radically different paths. Ashley is barely scraping by as a painter of politically charged canvases, while Veronica is married to a wealthy businessman who's about to profit hugely off yet another U.S.-led war in the Middle East.
Within minutes of their reunion, a rivalry is revived, old wounds are torn open, and a Manhattan stairwell becomes home to a woman-on-woman brawl the likes of which are seldom seen outside of martial-arts epics. And now the gloves are off. The new feature from writer-director Onur Tukel takes a set-up that in most films would lead to a heartwarming story of female friendship — and uses it instead as the springboard for an outrageously madcap black comedy."
The movie is out in theaters and On Demand March 3.
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