Shot ďguerilla styleĒ ($200k) with a cheap digital camera, no crew and mostly improvised dialogue, LOOKING FOR KITTY is more of an experiment than a movie and that fact is all too apparent. The film lacks the wit of Burnsí previous work, as well as a steady focus aside from the very barebones plotówith characters plodding along from scene to scene without many cohesive connections. My main gripe though is that David Krumholtzís character (the guy looking for his wife) is more pathetic than sympathetic. Itís not really a mystery why his wife left him and she obviously has no intention of going back with him, so their search to find her just seems pointless. Yes, itís a sad story, but the character was just too oblivious to sympathize with. There are also two romantic subplots featuring Rachel Dratch and the redhead from Spin City that feel a bit forced and in the end donít amount to much either.
Iím pretty sure Burns was trying to say something about marriage and relationships and passion in life, but the messages just seem tacked on with the ending. I did find the resolution oddly satisfying and there are a few laughs here and there (the always dependable Chris Parnell shows up for a glorious, foul mouthed minute), but as a whole LOOKING FOR KITTY just didnít work for me.
Alternate Opening (11:14): Not much different here, just some more shots of Krumholtzís character traveling to New York.
Thereís also a Trailer, some Previews and a Letter from Burns explaining story behind the film.
Extra Tidbit: Ed Burns is married to supermodel Christy Turlington. At their wedding, U2ís Bono acted as ďfather of the bride.Ē