Eddy earns an honest living from his fish trawler but leads a double life as a "standover" man at night to keep his aspirational wife, Yvonne happy. His relationship with his feisty ...
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Eddy earns an honest living from his fish trawler but leads a double life as a "standover" man at night to keep his aspirational wife, Yvonne happy. His relationship with his feisty daughter Chantelle, whose Russian fiancé has disappeared, is at crisis point and he decides to read her diary or rather get his new sidekick, Dominic to do it. Eddy's gotta do what Eddy's gotta do to keep his eccentric family together.Written by
Lynne McGranger, Jane Turner, Mary-Anne Fahey, Gina Riley, Paula Gardener, Sigrid Thornton, Marg Downey, Angela Punch-McGregor, Kerry Armstrong and Noni Hazelhurst were considered for the role of Yvonne See more »
Don't get an Italian car, get a German one. In this line of work, when you put your foot on the accelerator; something's gotta happen.
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This spotlight on suburbia could have been filmed in just about any country -- the houses built alongside highways/carriageways, the vinyl fencing, the concrete backyard -- but this Australian precursor to "Desperate Housewives" puts the funk in dysfunctional. The soundtrack, especially the Jordan Best music sung by Alyssa McClelland in the movie, is fantastic. If a dentist role can play the straight man in "The Whole Nine Yards," then why can't a dentist direct a delightful film like this? Hope he continues to find quirky story lines to entertain us with.
The main character, Eddy, reminds me of a lot of people I know, guys who don't need to be in touch with their feelings to bring home the bread. Of course, once they discover the females in their lives are all about emotional states of mind, they get sucked into a never-ending fountain of words and seemingly trivial conversations. Should they be more sensitive? I think not.
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