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Introducing the Dwights (2007)

Clubland (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama | 20 July 2007 (USA)
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The shy son of an aging comedienne tries to find a balance between his demanding home life, his new girlfriend, and his mother's second chance at fame.

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Tim, in his early 20s, is quiet, dependable, and held close by his mother, Jean, who works long hours at a Sydney canteen and then does stand-up at night, talking constantly about what might have been (if she'd stayed in England, if she'd had no children, if her younger son Mark weren't mildly disabled). She gets enough club work to keep hope alive. They've bought a moving van, and Tim meets Jill, falling for her but finding the challenges of sex, his mother's prying, and his brother's needs more than he can handle. The family - as well as Tim and Jill's relationship - is on the edge of crisis, accident, or, in Jane's case, self-destruction. Are family dynamics set in stone? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Introducing the Dwights  »

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$27,734 (USA) (6 July 2007)

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$378,921 (USA) (17 August 2007)
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Brenda Blethyn, along with Jo Brand, wrote much of the material for the stand up sets in the film. See more »

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Jean 'Jeannie' Dwight: I don't want you coming to the funeral, Tim. And I certainly don't want a stranger in a miniskirt there, flasher her ass in the chapel.
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Laughed and cried, but mostly laughed
5 April 2007 | by (sydney, australia) – See all my reviews

I recently saw a screening of this film under the title 'Introducing the Dwights'. Who knows what name it will have when it finally gets released in the US?

This film is a charmer. The characters are all very authentic, and entirely believable, and the story is told with so much love and emotional depth. As a comedy there were many genuinely hysterical moments, particularly the awkward teen romance scenes, which could have easily veered into bad 'American Pie'-style territory, but instead managed to hit the mark. The story is one of family relationships and broken dreams, set in Sydney's Western suburbs. I laughed and cried, but mostly laughed.

It's the type of film I could take my friends, boyfriend, little brother or mum to see, and I think they would all enjoy it.


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