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Fish Without a Bicycle

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Source: Catholic News Service

Mostly unappealing story of L.A.-based actress (Jenna Mattison, who also wrote and produced) and her all-important quest to "find herself," as she dumps her fireman boyfriend for a self-absorbed director (Bryan Callen), ignoring her decent-guy acting partner (Brian A. Green, who also directed), who seems the ideal mate for her, while her sardonic best friend (Jennifer Blanc) suddenly reveals a lesbian attraction to her. Occasional flashes of wit and some good supporting performances fail to balance the low-budget production values, gratuitously frank sex talk and implied activity that tries to outdo "Sex and the City," and a leading lady with a fatal case of the cutes, relegating the film squarely to the category of a sappy vanity production. Much rough and profane language, sexual situations, vulgarity and a questionable world view. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.

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