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Video of Cutlass Short Film Written and Directed by Kate Hudson from 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

2009 Tribeca Film Festival Spotlight: Kate Hudson's Cutlass

I've been perusing the long list of interesting-looking movies scheduled for this year's Tribeca Film Festival, which continues in New York this week. It will be a while till many of the buzzworthy feature films hit theaters, so I'm excited that some of the festival's short films are online for anyone to view. One of those I was particularly curious to see is Cutlass.

The 16-minute film marks Kate Hudson's directorial debut, and she also wrote the screenplay. Compared to most shorts (at least the ones without celebrity directors), this movie has a pretty amazing cast, including Kristen Stewart, Kurt Russell, Virginia Madsen, Dakota Fanning, and Chevy Chase. The quick summary of the story: A mom (Madsen) can relate to her daughter (Fanning) about wanting to buy something really, really badly. The cinematography looks gorgeous, as does Stewart, who plays a younger version of Madsen's character and is kind of a knockout as a blonde.

You can watch the entire movie right here, so to check it out and let me know what you think about Hudson's filmmaking skills, just


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glayseir glayseir 8 years
Love it.! Love It.! Its really good.. They did a GREAT job.!! The cast and Kate..
laoff laoff 8 years
I watched it again... so pretty!
bento-barista bento-barista 8 years
I thought it told a good story in the limited amount of time it had and Kristen Stewart was well-cast as a younger version of Virginia Madsen's character.
willowdiamond willowdiamond 8 years
I'm seriously offended by Kristen Stewart's very existence. can't even stand to see her or rpattz.
laoff laoff 8 years
I loved it! it's so beautiful and Kristen Stewart looks great with blonde hair
weffie weffie 8 years
Does that girl ever NOT touch her hair like that? It reminds me of the kid in Dazed & Confused that touches his nose every two seconds... All thru Twilight & Adventureland it distracted me like crazy!
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 8 years
I liked it too, and Buzz you're right - the cinematography is beautiful. I liked Virginia Madsen and Kristen Stewart best but Kurt Russell was good too. I was wondering what does it take and/or cost to put together a short film like this? I know Kate Hudson did this through Glamour Magazines annual woman in film program and Clinique is a sponsor...but any details on the behind the scenes making? Thanks for sharing the film Buzz! :)
emalove emalove 8 years
I loved it! It made me smile and think of my own parents :) I think Kristen Stewart is so cute. And I don't know why, but with lighter hair like that, she kind of reminds me of Alicia Silverstone.
nessa17 nessa17 8 years
I think I have seen this before, about a year ago. How long ago did it come out?
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
Wow Kstew's acting wasn't horrendous as it usually is!
Advah Advah 8 years
God Fanning annoys me, but that film's really good! And super cute! I still think the last Xmas tree scene is a bit cheesy an ending compared to how delicate the rest of the film is, but hey what do I know about directing. :) Kurt Russell's brilliant!
s0sandrita s0sandrita 8 years
great movie.. I thought the acting was great.. and Kate did a wonderful job as director! Short and sweet..
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 8 years
This movie made me smile. Kate did a fantastic job. It's difficult to make a story come to life in such a short time span, but she did it perfectly. Kudos to her.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
I saw this a while back and it's honestly better than most of Kate Hudson's films in which she's acted in them. Maybe she should stick to directing...? Or maybe she should just pick better roles.
emmebeth emmebeth 8 years
This was a Glamour Reel Moments video that came out a few years ago.
llallu llallu 8 years
I really, really like it! She worked it out, good job!
bunniebugz bunniebugz 8 years
LOVED IT......i have children and it perfectly hit the heart...!!!!!!
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