Catwoman (movie)

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Catwoman is a movie directed by Pitof and released by Warner Brothers on July 19, 2004. The movie was adapted by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris and John Rogers, from a story by Theresa Rebeck, Brancato and Ferris. The film stars Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt and Lambert Wilson, Frances Conroy and Alex Borstein. The film was very poorly received and Berry later apologised for it.

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Plot

Patience Phillips (Halle Berry) is a shy woman who works for a cosmetics company. She is killed because she overhears her boss's evil plot to sell defective beauty products. After being murdered, she wakes up as Catwoman, a warrior with the force of a cat, that prowls the night in search of justice.

Response

The film was heavily criticized by fans of the Catwoman comic book character for departing from the basics of the character, with bad word of mouth starting to spread a full year before the film was released. The film also sparked debate among comic book fans over the casting of a black actress to play a character identified as caucasian for decades (although it should be pointed out that Catwoman was played by Eartha Kitt—herself a black actress—in the Batman TV series and that Catwoman, in Frank Miller's Year One was also not-caucasian). This debate subsided when it was learned that Berry would not be playing Selina Kyle, the "real" Catwoman, but a woman named Patience Phillips, who works at a cosmetics company in the beginning of the movie.

Catwoman was poorly received, both critically and at the box office. The film received seven Golden Raspberry nominations in 2005. Halle Berry accepted the award for worst actress personally, apologising for the film.

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