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The Extra (2005)

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A simplistic bloke with innocent eyes who sees movie stars getting money and girls and says, "Why not me?"

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimeoin ...
The Extra
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Curtis Thai-Buckworth
Katherine Slattery ...
Claudia Grey
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Det. Paul Ridley
Bob Franklin ...
Marko
Helen Dallimore ...
Kylie Crackenrack
Colin Lane ...
Danny
Raj Ryan ...
Simon Jones
Tayler Kane ...
Brett Tamsin
Kristy Hinze ...
Katherine Arena
William Ten Eyck ...
Ruben Rosenthal
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Loftus (as Michael Carmen)
Livinia Nixon ...
Celeste Skye
Michael Veitch ...
Doctor
Tony Nikolakopoulos ...
Tony - Marko's Bouncer #1
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Jimeoin, in the title role, plays a man fixated on the concept of celebrity, or more accurately, how he can become one. He is passionate about being a celebrity, but unfortunately he just isn't very talented. After trying to secure roles in myriad productions he finally finds employment as an extra, and what follows is his misadventures as he becomes involved with shady business men, producers and mobsters all of whom are fixated with show business. Written by I'm Sorry Julie

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Nobody knew his name. They still don't.

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The film within this film "The Eternal Flame III" features an actress called Catherine Arena, the name of Jimeoin's real life wife. See more »

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The names of every extra appearing in the movie are credited first. Unfortunately, the text is so small, it is impossible to identify them. See more »

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Surprisingly Enjoyable
2 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Sometimes when you watch something after reading a bad review for it, you've already braced yourself to hate it from the start and will never give it a fair chance. The Extra is one film I'm glad I pulled off a shelf at Blockbuster without prior recommendation, and I was later shocked at reading some of the scathing reviews it has gotten.

There's some good slapstick in The Extra, but I found the characters to be the most endearing bit about the film. I'm not familiar with Jimeoin's stand-up work , but I thought he and the cast did some pretty good caricatured performances. Jimeoin's character is amusing in his earnestness and haplessness, cheesy at times but intentionally so. The script is rather simple (has a couple of ironic twists and inside jokes, though) but has some nice parody, and is pulled off effectively by the cast of comedians each doing their thing. It's also nice to see a comedy these days that doesn't need to rely on explosive diarrhoea or sticking bodily appendages in apple pie to be funny.

For Melbournians there's some nice shots of familiar spots of the city, though it was actually quite funny (to me anyway) the way they seemed to romanticise it (Starry night skies, panhandlers making merry, kids laughing and playing football in the inner city alleys? It's like Baz Luhrman wrote this bit).

Though not very meaty and relying on a quieter sense of humour that might not be everyone's cup of tea, The Extra is definitely worth a watch. At best it's a clever comedy with quirky individual performances by a fine group of Australian comedians, at worst it's still a nice underdog's tale with some fun being poked at the film industry. Certainly worth a rental at the very least.


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