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    Calling Bobcat

    Curses, oiled again

    The three Jersey boys of the amusing low-budget comedy "Calling Bobcat" make their first mistake by drinking a bottle of olive oil and their evening goes downhill from there.


    From what I've seen of suburban New Jersey, there are basically two things to do — drink and drive. Which is no problem, figure the three dim bulbs in "Calling Bobcat," because you can imbibe all you want as long as you load up on olive oil first.

    Written and directed by: Paul Kermizian.
    Cast: Jayce Bartok, Rob King, Daniel Serafini-Sauli, Wendy Hoopes, Samantha Buck, Eric Dubowsky, Michael Arkin, Kristin Griffith, Raphael Nash Thompson.

    Related links: Official site
    "It's true," insists one of the fellas. "Before a heavy night of drinking you drink the olive oil and it kinda coats your stomach. Didn't you ever see the commercials for Pepto-Bismol?"

    "That's ridiculous. Who told you that?"

    "I don't know, I saw it in some movie."

    "What movie?"

    "Some movie. The one with that guy."

    I'm telling you right now, don't try the olive-oil trick. At least, it doesn't work out in a gastronomically acceptable fashion for this trio on the night in question.

    "That guy" in that movie, by the way, is Bobcat Goldthwait, who will become a source of obsession with the three gentlemen during a night of petty larceny, teen partying, romantic ineptitude and drying out in the Bound Brook town lockup. It all adds up to a low-budget effort that's modest in ambition but hits plenty of high notes and has a clever, sometimes understated sense of humor.

    SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

    Reader comments on Calling Bobcat:

  • pretty good   from Jeremy, Sep 28, 2001
  • HELP ME   from Ashley, Dec 13, 2001
  • calling bobcat   from Alex Friedland, Jan 29, 2002
  • king tuna   from karl, May 1, 2002
  • Funny as hell   from Diane, Apr 4, 2003
  • bound brook   from Vinny, Apr 26, 2003
  • Calling Bobcat   from Del, May 22, 2003
  • Loved it....   from Nelson, Jul 7, 2003
  • Cool movie   from Fennie Mao, Nov 2, 2003
  • Dude!   from Kevin, Mar 26, 2004
  • [no subject]   from Lucky, Jan 2, 2005

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