Charlie and Boots (2009)

Charlie and Boots
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Director: Dean Murphy
Actors: Paul Hogan, Shane Jacobson, Morgan Griffin, Roy Billing

After a family tragedy Charlie (Paul Hogan) and his estranged son Boots (Shane Jacobson) try and put their differences aside and head off on the road trip of a lifetime - from regional Victoria to the Cape York Peninsula - they overcome many challenges to reach their dream - to fish off the northern most tip of Australia.

DVD
Status: QuickPick
Run time: 102mins
Origin: AUSTRALIA
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 5.1
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Member Reviews (78)

A lovely trip that works magic on a strained father-son relationship.
Posted Tuesday, 23 September 2014 See my other reviews
Lindsay
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Nothing epic about this movie, which is a low-key movie about a father (Charlie) and son (Boots) who have been estranged. Gracie (Charlie's wife) dies, and Boots finds his father sinking into despair. Boots decides on a moment's notice to take Charlie on the fishing trip he was promised as a kid, to the northernmost tip of Australia (from southern Victoria). This is the story of their trip and the people they meet along the way. I enjoyed this one.
Posted Monday, 4 November 2013 See my other reviews
Louise
says
i was expecting this to be funny, it wasn't, there are a few one liners. nice story line but its sort of slow. boring to watch as a family movie. wouldn't watch again, it was only just ok.
Posted Sunday, 27 January 2013 See my other reviews
Keith
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I wanted to like this but it just wasn't funny.
Posted Monday, 17 September 2012 See my other reviews
Sarah
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Awsome Aussie movie, that only aussies will find funny! I thought this was lovely - a real gem.... thank you to the person who wrote this movie, it's about time someone approached greeving without drugs, violence or irreparable mistakes!
Posted Friday, 31 August 2012 See my other reviews
Tana
says
Great for a belly laugh, with a hidden message behind the humour.
Posted Tuesday, 28 August 2012 See my other reviews
Joy
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Was a bit slow at the start, but once on the road the movie was good and we enjoyed it
Posted Thursday, 28 June 2012 See my other reviews
kerri mcnamara
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fair over rated
Posted Tuesday, 29 May 2012 See my other reviews
Trent
says
it was ok but not one i want to see again in a hurry
Posted Thursday, 24 May 2012 See my other reviews
elsker_soz
says
Don't we all wish we had the chance to take our Parent(s) out for one last fling? Excellent acting by this crazy pair make the movie one to remember and watch over and over
Posted Tuesday, 20 March 2012 See my other reviews
Heather
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loved it!!
Posted Tuesday, 13 March 2012 See my other reviews
Meaghan
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Fairly enjoyable. I was expecting a lot more given the movies both have done previously. Pretty soft script/story.
Posted Thursday, 8 March 2012 See my other reviews
Karen
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This is very Australian and there are some very funny lines We all loved it
Posted Wednesday, 7 March 2012 See my other reviews
Fran Insch
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Good movie. Great scenery.
Posted Tuesday, 28 February 2012 See my other reviews
santina
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ok to pass a rainy afternoon with, teary a couple of times
Posted Tuesday, 31 January 2012 See my other reviews
margy.1
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Good down to earth Aussie fun and thought provoking storey.
Posted Wednesday, 25 January 2012 See my other reviews
Christine
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Very simply story but very enjoyable movie with lovely Australian scenery
Posted Friday, 20 January 2012 See my other reviews
L kelly
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We thought this was really good and not what we expected
Posted Monday, 16 January 2012 See my other reviews
Andrew
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Not a full on comedy, more of a whimsical road tip and buddy movie. A good tour guide for a trip up to Cape York as well! Hoges is quite different in this, nad it's an easy movie to watch. Certainly seen a lot worse. Worth watching.
Posted Thursday, 12 January 2012 See my other reviews
Mandy
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What a great movie. Father and son rebonding after wife/mother dies. Lots of laughs and beautiful Australian scenery.
Posted Tuesday, 10 January 2012 See my other reviews
Antony D
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wrong genre.. it is not a comedy as such.. It has Aussie humour in it for sure, but not 'falling of the chair in stitches' funny. it IS however, a very touching story with some humorous and sad parts in it.. It shows Australia and Australian life at its best. Loved it, fits with the Australian psyche....
Posted Sunday, 11 September 2011 See my other reviews
TonyD
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Typical Ausie humour./ Thoroughly enjoyed. Some classic Paul Hogan.
Posted Thursday, 1 September 2011 See my other reviews
Robyn
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I absolutely loved this movie, the Auzzie humour & the fact they are tripping from one end of Auz to the next!! Watched it again & again....
Posted Thursday, 25 August 2011 See my other reviews
Heather
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Not a Paul Hogan fan but was pleasently surprised
Posted Thursday, 11 August 2011 See my other reviews
McLovin
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Aussie film of Aussie themes. Loved it.
Posted Monday, 11 July 2011 See my other reviews
Faye
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Loved it,another funny Australian film, yippee
Posted Saturday, 18 June 2011 See my other reviews
nibbo
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This Australian film is typical in that it portrays life as it really is, Father and son getting to know one another, after some time apart, Really excellent story line, and the geography is correct as well, well nearly, that strawbeery outlet, is not where they showed it, but thats a minor error,
Posted Thursday, 2 June 2011 See my other reviews
Joanne
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Was not what I was expecting and I found it was a little dry and slow.
Posted Friday, 29 April 2011 See my other reviews
Tina
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This is a great aussie movie Loved it
Posted Saturday, 16 April 2011 See my other reviews
Therese Sheil
says
Unfortunately, the two funny men did not come across as humorous in the film. Nor were the dramatic scenes heavy enough. It left me a little flat. I enjoyed the interviews and special features more where Paul and Shane's true and funny natures came across naturally.
Posted Wednesday, 13 April 2011 See my other reviews
c roche
says
great story/good reminder to fix any problems with your Dad
Posted Monday, 11 April 2011 See my other reviews
ka-tet
says
Very under rated road movie put it in the queue for curiosity value but found Jacobson to be a fine actor so good he made Hoges seem plausable. Enough heart in this to make up for a lack of laughs.
Posted Saturday, 26 March 2011 See my other reviews
Pauline
says
Most boring movie I have seen a quite a while!
Posted Wednesday, 23 March 2011 See my other reviews
Gary Waite
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I realize this must have boosted the economy in QLD, but it was the biggest waste of time...Hogs has definitely lost the plot!!
Posted Wednesday, 23 March 2011 See my other reviews
Penny
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Aussie Drama ot it's best
Posted Tuesday, 22 March 2011 See my other reviews
dave
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was really good till disc we got started to play up by stopping and starting think the disc we got was scratched really want to see it properly
Posted Sunday, 13 March 2011 See my other reviews
beth foley
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A great Aussie film, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Both Actors work well with each other and bounce off each other. Also has soft moments, very touching and humorous film.
Posted Thursday, 3 March 2011 See my other reviews
Carol
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A very ordinary effort , not funny at all, very disappointed
Posted Sunday, 13 February 2011 See my other reviews
Jill
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The only good part of this movie was the acting brillance of Shane jacobsen..
Posted Friday, 21 January 2011 See my other reviews
Tam and Tris
says
This movie was VERY disappointing. With Paul Hogan and Shane Jacobson as the main players, we were expecting something a LOT funnier. But what we got was not so much a cross between Kenny and Croc Dundee as a cross between a low-grade tourism commercial and an overly sentimental soapie. Not impressed!
Posted Tuesday, 23 November 2010 See my other reviews
Alexc h.
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A wonderful Australian story of two bloaks travelling north. I love the dry wit!!
Posted Wednesday, 17 November 2010 See my other reviews
Elaine
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Excellent, much better than expected.
Posted Thursday, 11 November 2010 See my other reviews
Nigel W
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Dad and son go on a bonding trip after death of mother. An enjoyable observational comedy that doesn't force the humor. Stay right to the end so you don't miss the final joke.
Posted Saturday, 6 November 2010 See my other reviews
Doogy
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Very Australian movie and good actors.Liked the story line.
Posted Friday, 29 October 2010 See my other reviews
Marie
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This movie is quite slow to start, but once it gets going there are quite a few laughs. Real Australian humour.
Posted Saturday, 23 October 2010 See my other reviews
Kirsten
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This wasnt entirely what I was expecting....I was expecting a few more laughs but I did enjoy it very much. I loved how Australian it was...I think the cop. That one bit made me laugh my guts up. Just dont expect a lot of laughs...but if you like a bit of drama this is definately for you
Posted Wednesday, 29 September 2010 See my other reviews
Kolivia
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funny and entertaining
Posted Monday, 20 September 2010 See my other reviews
Traceef
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Great Aussie movie, no special effects, fairly emotional
Posted Sunday, 19 September 2010 See my other reviews
Jumbuck
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Corny! Comedy? Nah! Drame? You kiddin'?
Posted Wednesday, 8 September 2010 See my other reviews
Octarine
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What a hoot!
Posted Wednesday, 1 September 2010 See my other reviews
Ben H
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Very poor acting, and very few laughs, overall a dull movie.
Posted Tuesday, 31 August 2010 See my other reviews
Tom O'Brien
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Excellent and most enjoyable film, well worth the effort of watching. The two main actors showed their characters with belief and understanding of the circumstances which had happened around them. Worth all of the effort in watching this great Australian film
Posted Wednesday, 4 August 2010 See my other reviews
Marg F
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I liked the movie , I recognized some of the country . Good Aussie movie. Only criticsm it was a tad too long.
Posted Sunday, 1 August 2010 See my other reviews
2
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Good travelogue; great scenery; pretty ordinary story line.
Posted Monday, 19 July 2010 See my other reviews
BobStar
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Little more than a television movie at best. Nothing new or inventive.
Posted Thursday, 15 July 2010 See my other reviews
T.B
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This movie was great and included some very funny, good aussie humour. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Posted Tuesday, 13 July 2010 See my other reviews
kimbo
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I thought that this movie was enjoyable. Some very funny moments
Posted Tuesday, 22 June 2010 See my other reviews
Sue F.
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I thought this movie was o.k. - good for a change, instead of watching an involved movie, overcome with violence. The storyline was a bit thin, but it was light and enjoyable.
Posted Tuesday, 22 June 2010 See my other reviews
Ian
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a feel good film, quite a deep storyline when you get past the comedy.
Posted Tuesday, 8 June 2010 See my other reviews
Megs
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I enjoyed this film. It wasn't fantastic, but I don't think it ever intended to be. It was funny, and got better and better towards the end. Hogan and Jacobsen work very well together, but I didn't like the directing much. Some of the scenes at the beginning were a little cringe-worthy and unbelievable, but the film definitely made up for that as it went along. The strawberry scene was the best.
Posted Thursday, 13 May 2010 See my other reviews
Komo Family
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A very good film. Was'nt expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. You have to love Australian humour. Good on you Hoges.
Posted Friday, 7 May 2010 See my other reviews
Kelvin E
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An excellent aussie movie, it makes you appreciate the beauty of our land and ppl, i wanna travel more now... It addresses family connections and friendships, but has great light hearted comedy throughout without resorting to the usual slapstick aussie films often use. Paul Hogan and Shane Jacobsen work well together, i was impressed :)
Posted Thursday, 6 May 2010 See my other reviews
mike W.
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Gentle Aussie comedy , worth a watch with some good laughs. sSay to the end of the credits to see one of the best lines. Better than 2 stars but not 3.
Posted Tuesday, 4 May 2010 See my other reviews
Jennie
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Oz comedy at it;sdroll,dry and understated best mixedwith a moving story about grief and father sonbonding and healing.great to see Hogan the aussie again after all this time. Good comedy duo with Jacobson.
Posted Tuesday, 27 April 2010 See my other reviews
joann
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Whilst i found the comedy enjoyable i found the concept of watching charlie and boots driving in their car a bit dull. The whole movie was there trip to the north penisula, i just wish there were more actors and maybe more variety, but they were defiantly good together, just needed more drama and action. I feel like the road trip has been done and is not enjoyable but understand the significance to build their relationship.
Posted Monday, 26 April 2010 See my other reviews
Jason P.
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What a great movie, it's funny , I reckon everybody should see this movie.
Posted Tuesday, 20 April 2010 See my other reviews
Jonathan
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had to fast forward much of it. slow n boring
Posted Saturday, 27 March 2010 See my other reviews
Wayne
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Not bad, it has a few funny moments but is generally a bit slow.
Posted Wednesday, 17 March 2010 See my other reviews
Daryl D.
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Just a good movie -all too predictable, glad I didn't buy it.
Posted Monday, 15 March 2010 See my other reviews
Linda
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could not watch it so cant coment
Posted Wednesday, 3 March 2010 See my other reviews
Naomi R.
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Not a bad aussie movie at all. Funny and serious. Hogan and Jacobson worked well together - who would've thought. Definitely worth seeing.
Posted Thursday, 25 February 2010 See my other reviews
Tatum
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starts well, but quickly becomes tedious and predictable.
Posted Thursday, 25 February 2010 See my other reviews
Gerd
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Inconsequential and little more than a pleasant road trip through familiar Australian scenery. Yet there's a very human story in there as well, making for a credible and enjoyable movie.
Posted Saturday, 13 February 2010 See my other reviews
Rita K.
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I wanted to like this film, but I just couldn't. It was frankly, BORING! I thought it was going to be comedy... Kenny and Hoges...how did it all go wrong? Shane Jacobson seemed to be intimidated by his co-star, Paul Hogan and was really held back, Hoges on the other hand vacillated between hamming it up and being a grumpy old so-and-so. A lot of outmoded 'Aussieness' abounds - I think it was made for a foreign audience - probably the USA - but it just seemed phony to me - driving a Kingswood - puhleesseee!!! On the plus side there was nice cinematography; the scenery was beautiful etc. What a disappointment. Oh well.
Posted Monday, 8 February 2010 See my other reviews
gol
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We agree with the negative comments by other members. I am loyal to Aussie movies BUT how could the writers and director get this so wrong? I did not expect a Crocodile Dundee or Kenny as I doubt if those heights will ever be reached again. The whole movie was amateurish, slow, corny, childish pathetic attempts at humour. (At one stage they had to resort to limericks for God sake and even that did not work) This is a travelogue of our wonderful country but all they could emphasis was a large koala, a large guitar a few sheep, and the worlds thickest shake. It was a pathetic ad for a plastic Australia, line dancing and rodeo included. So much quality scenery missed.There was limited chemistry (due to the script) between Paul & Sean which caused their acting to be wooden and disjointed like the storyline. A great chance for a quality drama / comedy with 2 Aussie icons missed. Sadly ???..don???t bother with this one
Posted Sunday, 7 February 2010 See my other reviews
Tricia B.
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I loved this movie! A bit of good Aussie humour amongst it
Posted Friday, 5 February 2010 See my other reviews
Naomi P.
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What a great movie. With great aussie actors. With Paul and Shane aussie dry humour who would have thought that they would work well together. Get selection of cast members. You will be on the edge of your seat laughing all the way.
Posted Thursday, 4 February 2010 See my other reviews
Beryl
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not too bad I enjoyed the aussie humour but have seen better
Posted Friday, 29 January 2010 See my other reviews
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