It’s not often that we get a female-driven black comedy that centers solely around its two protagonists beating the living daylights out of each other. Actually, I can’t even think of one. Onur Turkel’s Catfight stars Sandra Oh and Anne Heche as college nemeses who reunite accidentally at a dinner party, and after more than a few drinks and a couple stairwell meltdowns, they begin a tooth-and-nail battle royale that’ll last for the next few years.

Oh’s Veronica is a high-class trophy wife of a rich businessman who went to college with a now-failing starving artist named Ashley (Heche) who works odd jobs to make ends meet. One of those jobs happens to be a caterer at Veronica’s husband’s party, where the two women have a less-than-friendly reconnection. Fast-forward two years into the future, and Ashley is now the successful one while Veronica is just waking up from a coma to find their roles reversed. Time for round two.

The film received glowing reviews out of the Toronto Film Festival, including one from our own Erin Whitney, who said that it’s a feminist movie that’s “less a celebration of violence, and more of a bloody act of catharsis.”

Here’s the official synopsis:

In this action comedy, two former college friends, who now find themselves in very different walks of life, meet up at a fancy cocktail party: Veronica (Sandra Oh) has become the entitled, wine-loving wife of a rich businessman, while Ashley (Anne Heche), along with her lover Lisa (Alicia Silverstone), struggles to make ends meet as an artist. As the two women reconnect, long-buried hostilities, jealousy, and anger explode into a vicious, bloody fight that leaves both of them battered and bruised – and ready for more.

Catfight hits theaters and On Demand March 3.

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