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Futile Attraction (2004)

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A film crew are making a Reality TV show about a couple brought together by a dating agency. However, the couple are so incompatible that the crew must manipulate the relationship to get the footage they need.

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A film crew are making a Reality TV show about a couple brought together by a dating agency. However, the couple are so incompatible that the crew must manipulate the relationship to get the footage they need.

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Thanks to Hadleigh "The Mighty Thor, Norse God of Thunder, Killer of Hrungnir, Geirrod, and Thrivaldi, Defender of Asgard and Midgard, Slayer of Giants, Enemy of the Midgard Serpent, Owner of the Girdle of Might, The Son of Odin and Jord" Aitken, aka Haddles. See more »

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New Zealand humour rules
3 June 2012 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

The actors are very credible and the script is funny. I felt really interested and worried about the protagonists. I watched it online, because I certainly wouldn't find it in my country to buy, which is a pity. There are many worse and unoriginal (comedy) movies out there with higher ratings. Unfortunately, I feel many people don't understand NZ humour. I love it, it's the only one I can watch again and again. Anyway this is really a great piece of anti-romance. Like most NZ films I have seen, it is quirky, unusual and pretty eccentric. I strongly recommend this film to expand your point of view of what comedy is, can or should be.


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