Based on a true story, the tale of a cement truck driver named Danny, whose long awaited vacation is cancelled thanks to his scheming girlfriend, Trudy. Danny escapes his grim life in suburban Australia and blasts into the skies in a chair tied with helium balloons. A mighty thunderstorm blows him clean off the map, and spits him out far away over the lush green town of Clarence. In this new town, he rockets into the world of Glenda, the town's only parking cop. While the media back home becomes obsessed with the story of his disappearance, Danny gets to reinvent himself in this new town, and in his great adventure, he discovers a true soulmate in Glenda. Fate catches up with him eventually, as Danny's true identity is revealed and Trudy--now a tabloid celebrity--comes to the idyllic town to claim Danny and drag him back to Sydney. Danny, however, is a changed man; he's discovered what it means to be happy and has found a new self-worth. Saying farewell to Trudy, Danny makes a dynamic... Written by
Sujit R. Varma
I think this will be one of the first comments for Danny Deckchair, so let
me start this section off by saying straight away that I really, awfully
enjoyed this film! I was sorry to see the finish of it, and thats
that you cant always say about movies.
Starring Rhys Ifans (fantastic actor!), and Miranda Otto (impresses me
whenever I see her), this fun romp never once left me bored. Be it the
numerous moments of hilarity as Danny lights up the screen or the quieter,
more touching personal moments when Glenda and Danny are getting to know
each other, this film was interesting and entertaining to the
Also interesting is the unsaid statements about what a bit of fame does to
some people, as Trudy (Justine Clark) shows her true colours once Danny
flies away on his Deckchair.
When it all boils down to it, this is an entertaining and ultimately
heartwarming film that isn't afraid to be Australian. Plus it doesn't have
people saying "Crikey!" or wrestling crocodiles (sorry Steve Irwin , but
most of us aren't like you).
At any rate, I really enjoyed this one, and hopefully everyone else out
there will give it a chance too! Its just a pity that lots of people may
look at it, and decide to see something else that has more explosions. And
thats just sad, because this is a great film just waiting to get the
recognition it deserves!
See it for yourself, and don't be afraid to have a good
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