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Eagle vs Shark (2007)

Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.

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Lily (as Loren Horsley)
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Brian Sergent ...
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Gordon
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Eric Elisi
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Gentiane Lupi ...
Tracy
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Tony
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Storyline

In Wellington, Lily is a wallflower, inexplicably attracted to Jerrod, a loser. He's nursing a decade-long grudge against someone who teased him in high school; she's just out of a job. She goes home with him to a seacoast town where he intends to have it out with his nemesis; she meets his father, his daughter from a one-night stand, and other family members - and there's the memory of his talented (and dead) brother. Jerrod treats Lily badly, invents a relationship with a women he had a crush on years before, and gears up for his fight. Will she finally have enough and go home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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There's someone for everyone... apparently. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexuality, and brief animated violence | See all certifications »
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30 August 2007 (New Zealand)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$20,361 (USA) (17 June 2007)

Gross:

$221,846 (USA) (5 August 2007)
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Trivia

Loren Horsley's hair is naturally blond and frizzy so she had her hair dyed brown and straightened for her character, Lily. See more »

Goofs

One of the certificates on the wall of Jonah's art room is upside-down. See more »

Quotes

Lily: I have two things to say. One: I am leaving tomorrow on a bus. Two: that could change.
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References Quake 4 (2005) See more »

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Written by Luke Buda & The Phoenix Foundation
Performed by The Phoenix Foundation
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Dangerous Person, Yup
20 June 2007 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. While comparisons to "Napoleon Dynamite" are inevitable, writer/director Taika Cohen/Waititi actually delivers much more depth than the cult classic from Idaho. The multiple story lines involve family relationships, one on ones, self-esteem and self-discovery. Of course it may also be one of the quirkiest films of all time.

Of the two leads, Jemaine Clement as Jarrod and Loren Horsley as Lily, Clement's role is much flashier, but Ms. Horsley steals every scene. She is such a delight and a curiosity on screen. Her crooked smile and expressive eyes are exquisitely charming and as a viewer, we immediately embrace her desire to be loved.

Most of Mr. Clement's role is gearing up for his big revenge fight against the high school bully. As with most things in his life, he doesn't handle the moment very well, but it does become his moment of awakening.

The family relationship issues are complex and handled very realistically as very little is actually said amongst the individuals. Body language speaks much louder than words. Don't miss the director in the flashbacks as Jerrod's "perfect" brother Gordon.


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