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...But a Giant Leap for Mr. Larkin (2006)

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Polly the goldfish and her owner Mr. Larkin lead what could only be described as a fascinating life. Day in, day out, they wake up, eat, reflect on lost memories and go back to sleep. The ... See full summary »

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Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Mr. Larkin
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Astronaut
Matthew Bell ...
Grocery Boy
Norman Doyle ...
Radio Announcer (voice)
Polly Macaulay Swayze ...
Polly
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Polly the goldfish and her owner Mr. Larkin lead what could only be described as a fascinating life. Day in, day out, they wake up, eat, reflect on lost memories and go back to sleep. The two share a deep bond; a liking for routine, a fear of the world outside their homes, and on Saturdays: cornflakes. On an ordinary day, when they both thought the biggest excitement would be breakfast, something is falling towards them. Today, by coincidence the anniversary of the moon landing, a bizarre visitor will be forced upon them. It will be a small step for mankind, but a giant leap for Mr. Larkin... Written by Kjetil Andreas Knutsen

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What a 1st AD!
28 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a short film festival. It is a little strange, but very endearing. It drags you in to the world of Mr Larkin, and it delivers with such force. But what I really wanted to say was that while the story is great, the lighting quite good, the set design is interesting, it's the first AD that really grabbed my attention. Nobody ever really mentions the 1st AD in films. But in this film I felt that he really outshines all the other departments. I would have given the film 10 just for him. But it is a good story. I thought the old guy was rather convincing. It's good that old people still have a role in films today. I wonder where they found him, he is really quite good. My real praise goes to the spaceman. You just don't find that kind of acting anymore. He is outstanding. Such pathos, such emotion delivered with no more that a glove move. You really need to see this film for the amazing effects as well. It is a real fish! Really! All in all I loved this film. See it when you can.


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