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A nephew recalls the sometimes-lonely and often-eccentric life of his beloved uncle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Playhouse: June 2010
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Cast

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William McInnes ... Narrator (voice)
John Flaus ... Uncle (voice)
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Directed by
Adam Elliot  (as Adam Benjamin Elliot)
 
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Adam Elliot  (as Adam Benjamin Elliot)

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Ann Shenfield .... supervising producer
Robert Stephenson .... supervising producer
Sarah Watt .... supervising producer
 
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Adam Elliot  (as Adam Benjamin Elliot)
 
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Adam Elliot .... constructor (as Adam Benjamin Elliot)
 
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Adam Elliot .... animator (as Adam Benjamin Elliot)
 
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Annie .... thanks
Carol .... thanks
Charmaine .... thanks
Chris .... thanks
Elliot .... thanks
Janette .... thanks
Jennifer .... thanks
Leanne .... thanks
Luke .... thanks
Mark .... thanks
Michael .... thanks
Michelle .... thanks
Nick .... thanks
Noel .... thanks
Pete .... thanks
Serena .... thanks
Stella .... thanks
Ted .... thanks
Viliam .... thanks
Warrick .... thanks
Yuki .... thanks
 

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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Many Dark Tales In This Particular Family Portrait, 25 August 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Having first seen the other two films in this three-part narration about the writer's strange family, I was disappointed with this one. The writer and director is Adam Elliot.

The other two "Brother" and "Cousin" had humor and tragedy, but more on the humor and lighter side. They may you feel good watching them. This one is much, much darker with little humor, and was depressing. It's almost mean-spirited in its portrayal of old people, which is what his Uncle represents for much of this animated short.

"Uncle" works at his hardware shop. The first time our narrator saw him, he was cleaning his pipe his pipe cleaners and make one into a shape of a spider, and gave it to the young boy. He was impressed. He retired after selling his 1,000,000th nail. All of that is light and fun to hear and see....but after that, we hear about his wife who drinks poison and kills herself. The uncle is showing with his butt half out, peeing on his plants, inviting "religious" people to his house (always a bad thing in the world of films), crushing snails with a brick, having his dog run over and killed, acting senile and then going into a home, etc. etc.

The claymation was excellent, as always, but it didn't make up for the too-unpleasant story.

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