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A stop-motion animated story about people living in a Sydney apartment complex looking for meaning in their lives.

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(screenplay), (short stories) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Angel (voice)
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Jim Peck (voice)
Samuel Johnson ...
Dave Peck (voice)
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Albert (voice)
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Ron (voice)
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Michelle (voice)
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Lenny Peck (voice)
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Tanita (voice)
Jamie Katsamatsas ...
Zack (voice)
Brian Meegan ...
Clement (voice)
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Marcus Portman / Policeman #1 (voice)
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Sammy (voice)
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Stanton (voice)
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Bisley (voice)
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Drazen / Beanbag / Radio Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

A stop-motion animated story about people living in a Sydney apartment complex looking for meaning in their lives.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

17 September 2009 (Australia)  »

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$ 9.99  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$478 (USA) (12 December 2008)

Gross:

$52,107 (USA) (15 January 2010)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

You can see a record in this film called "The Dark Side of the Room" by the band Pink Wall. This is a play on words of Pink Floyd, The Wall and The Dark Side of the Moon See more »


Soundtracks

Bossa Twangin
Composed by Eric Cunningham and Chris Lang
Courtesy of Atmosphere Music Limited
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User Reviews

 
interesting stop-motion look
20 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

In a Sydney apartment building, Dave Peck is an unemployed 28 year old living with his father Jim. Jim encounters a homeless man who pulls out a gun. He's not robbing him but only wants a dollar. Jim doesn't give him the dollar and he shoots himself. Dave buys a book giving the meaning of life for $9.99 in the mail. His brother Lenny gets him a job as a repossessor. Lenny has model girlfriend Tanita who is obsessed with smooth hairless guys. The homeless man returns as an Angel and talks to old man Albert. Zacky is a soccer obsessed boy. His father gives him a piggy bank instead of a soccer toy. Ron asks Michelle to get marry but she rejects him.

The stop-motion claymation looks interesting. It gives the movie an originality. The story has plenty of weird touches although it's too scattered. The narrative meanders a lot following quite a few main characters. It opens with an intriguing scene. Then it grounds down a bit. Dave is an annoying character. I can't tell if he's mentally handicap. He's slow and clueless like a 10 year old. I don't understand Michelle although her phrase "I'm not yelling. I'm just talking very loud." is kinda funny. Angel falling off the building should have been the climax. It is definitely a great scene. In general, the story is a bit too scattered and it needs a more compelling lead than Dave.


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