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Charlie & Boots (2009)

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A father and son who travel from Victoria to Cape York to fulfill their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip.

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A father and son who travel from Victoria to Cape York to fulfill their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip.

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During the end credits, Paul Hogan's character wonders how long it took to paint the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Paul Hogan worked as a painter on the bridge prior to making it as an actor/comedian. See more »

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Referenced in The Footy Show: The Grand Final Footy Show 2009 (2009) See more »

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Beautiful movie, visually, emotionally and humanely.
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What to say here? It's a road movie about a father and son played by Paul Hogan and Shane Jacobson respectively. After the untimely death of their wife and mother, the two end up on a long cross country journey to go fishing at the northern tip of Australia. They have previously never gotten on together, their differences seemingly impossible to put aside, but this trip will bring about many revelations, truths, pains and maybe even laughter?

The Australian landscape photography (Roger Lanser) is as stunning as the simplicity of screenplay, with the humour and emotional wallops delivered with great skill by Hogan and Jacobson. The message of it all is not heavily handled by director Dean Murphy, he and his team take us on a journey that rings true, one that brings hope to the many who need a prompt, a push in the right direction. Because it's true you know, life really is too short.

A lovely and heart warming movie that's also very funny as well. It deserves to be better known. 8/10


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