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Release Date: 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
Martha (Lisa Owen), a single mother of four children, lets Claudia (Ximena Ayala) move into her home. As Claudia bonds with the family, Martha's health slowly deteriorates.

Cast: Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén, Andrea Baeza, Alejandro Ramírez-Muñoz, Vera Wilson, Cynthia Bordes

Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Canibal Networks

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The familiar premise is done with enough intelligence and heartfelt conviction that it rises above its potentially cliché trappings. show more

  • What keeps The Amazing Catfish from greatness despite the evident skill at every level of its production—the editing is sharp, and the actors are all excellent, especially the children—is the sense that Sainte-Luce is luxuriating in quirkiness for its own sake. show more

  • Grainily shot but radiating life, The Amazing Catfish is an enormously affecting portrait of a family in crisis that dares to hope. show more

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