As an actor, Ben Lee is one of my favourite singers. This one tries to be a bit too quirky and American.
Another Aussie gem that I missed at the cinema. Very quirky and certainly not to everyone's taste but a very very enjoyable movie. Ben Lee -it was made for him this role. He was great. Everyone was good especially Christopher Stollery, the always reliable Rose Byrne and Miranda Richardson as Placid's mother from hell.
Highly recommended for cinema lovers who relish a good script.
Engaging, warm, funny and Intelligent. This is a teen movie that works for older viewers as well....a rare event. It's a life affirming look at the crisis of identity and love. Strong performances by all main charactors and an original, enjoyable script. You will like this if you liked Juno and Napoleon Dynamite. Dont bother if you enjoyed Superbad.
Abominable acting from Ben Lee......awkward interactions between characters. Disappointing. Miranda Richardson and Gary McDonald are wasted on this.
Trouble is, Ben Lee can't act. Much of the dialogue between the two central characters was awkward. I was disappointed.
Very funny.Lee is excellent in a laid back way, and Rose Byrne is a delight. Loses it's way a little at the end but well worth watching. MacDonald & Richardson shine
Possibly the worst movie i have ever seen, absolutely terrible......!!
A funny, quirky, entertaining Aussie film. Loved it! Plus Rose Byrne is as talented as she is hot. :)
Very good Australian movie. Ben Lee gives a solid, genuine performance and the support cast rises to bak him up. I'd give it 5 stars but it was a little short. I wanted more!
Quirky and clever. We really enjoyed watching it and analysing the characters. It's a very interesting movie if you like off-beat but believable characters and lots of pretty well-written dialogue.
Amusing, interesting and not-so-subtle postmodern critique of Australia?s consumerist-capitalist society is (almost) brilliantly countered by an innovative critique of the complete rejection of said. Richardson and McDonald do become a little tiring as Placid?s hippie parents ? their characters are given far too much screen-time for what little change, if any, we see in them. Singer-songwriter Ben Lee, best known for his hit album "Breathing Tornados" and his single "Cigarettes Will Kill You", does well in a medium he never intended to broach, but the brilliant Byrne was perhaps cast below her abilities here in very much a supporting role; a problem that would repeat itself in her Australian films released in 2003. As a product, the film was never going to be a stunning box-office success, and that it was even released outside art-house cinemas is perhaps more a hopeful testament to Lee?s pulling power than anything. On a more philosophical level, though, the film is a well-worked blend of postmodernist challenges, and the ?solution? it offers (or which it doesn?t) is, all in all, satisfying.
This movie started off with promise, first 1/2 hour was really quite funny but lost us after that. At the end of the movie my partner and I were left wondering what it really was all about.
Not action packed and no suprise ending but worth watching