The life at a suburban Sydney pizzeria.

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Junky
Sam Ford ...
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Blind Guy
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Arthur Serevetas ...
Fighting Arthur (as Arthur Penn)
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The life at a suburban Sydney pizzeria.

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10 April 2003 (Australia)  »

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$999,041 (Australia) (11 April 2003)
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The warning label on the front of the DVD case says, "WARNING: This film may cause pregnancy and could get you into trouble with your girlfriend. Tight arse people with no sense of humour may be offended. Not politically, gramatically or scientifically correct." See more »

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Ivan introduces two blonde backpackers to hitchhiker Pauly. Five shots later and it becomes obvious one the backpackers is no longer a blonde. See more »

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Habib Halal: [at a raging grunge pub] These people don't wash their hair! It stinks in here!
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It's bigger and cheesier.
23 April 2003 | by (the big city) – See all my reviews

It's been said that this movie sets Australian culture back 20 years. Whoever said that (I read it somewhere, but can't remember where) has his/her head in his/her armpit. It's the side of Australian culture outsiders rarely see. Illegal immigrants ARE arriving in leaky boats. Police ARE unfairly targeting ethnic minorities. Fast-food corporations (eg McDoggles) ARE being mean to the little guy (and I don't just mean Pauly). People ARE making speed in their backyards. Backpackers ARE being murdered.

Though I'm sure that, when these things occur in the real world, they are nowhere near as funny as they are in Fat Pizza. This movie is utterly hilarious from beginning to end. Sure, the humour may not be everyone's cup of tea. I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable watching it with my Nanna.

It's unfair to say there is no structure to the plot. There is. Just not a standard one. Which, in this age of Hollywood formula, should be regarded as a good thing. This movie breaks the rules, baby!

If you enjoy watching the Pizza TV show on SBS, you'll have a blast. It's longer, with more jokes and cameos crammed in. A family-size Pizza, if you like.

If I had to choose between Fat Pizza and Kangaroo Jack as a representation of Australian culture, I'd choose Fat Pizza in a second.


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