• The Annihilation of Fish (1999)

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Release Date: November 2nd, 2001

R|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
A woman (Lynn Redgrave) who believes a dead composer is in love with her falls in love with a man (James Earl Jones) who constantly fights an imaginary man named Hank.

Cast: Lynn Redgrave, James Earl Jones, Margot Kidder, Anthony C. Winkler

Director: Charles Burnett

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: American Sterling Productions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • An amusing trifle. There are few comic staples less convincing or more timeworn than charming lunatics in love, and the only thing that lifts this film beyond TV-movie quality is Jones' performance. show more

  • Romantic comedies have become something of a tired staple in indie filmmaking, these days. Yet, odd as it may seem, it's the unlikely interracial geriatric chops on display in The Annihilation of Fish that breathe new life into the genre. show more

  • The love that grows between Fish and Poinsettia could have turned treacly in the wrong hands, but director Charles Burnett -- has the direct observational style of the silent masters. show more

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