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Introducing the Dwights (2007)

Clubland (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama | 20 July 2007 (USA)
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The shy son of an aging comedienne tries to find a balance between his demanding home life, his new girlfriend, and his mother's second chance at fame.

Director:

Cherie Nowlan
5 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Blethyn ... Jean 'Jeannie' Dwight
Rebecca Gibney ... Lana
Khan Chittenden ... Tim
Richard Wilson ... Mark
Russell Dykstra ... Shane
Emma Booth ... Jill
Katie Wall ... Kelly
Philip Quast ... Ronnie Stubbs
Frankie J. Holden Frankie J. Holden ... John
Tracie Sammut ... Tori
Justin Martin Justin Martin ... Brett
David Webb David Webb ... Colin
Susan Kennedy Susan Kennedy ... Sharon
Paul Barry ... The Nest Manager #1
Brendan Clearkin ... The Nest Manager
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Storyline

Tim, in his early 20s, is quiet, dependable, and held close by his mother, Jean, who works long hours at a Sydney canteen and then does stand-up at night, talking constantly about what might have been (if she'd stayed in England, if she'd had no children, if her younger son Mark weren't mildly disabled). She gets enough club work to keep hope alive. They've bought a moving van, and Tim meets Jill, falling for her but finding the challenges of sex, his mother's prying, and his brother's needs more than he can handle. The family - as well as Tim and Jill's relationship - is on the edge of crisis, accident, or, in Jane's case, self-destruction. Are family dynamics set in stone? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Clubland will make you laugh, cry and run home to hug your family! (Australia Theatrical) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Introducing the Dwights See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

AUD 89,585 (Australia), 24 June 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,734, 8 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$378,921, 19 August 2007
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brenda Blethyn, along with Jo Brand, wrote much of the material for the stand up sets in the film. See more »

Quotes

Jean 'Jeannie' Dwight: I don't want you coming to the funeral, Tim. And I certainly don't want a stranger in a miniskirt there, flasher her ass in the chapel.
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Connections

References Get It On! (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Boom Oo Yatta-Ta-Ta
Music by Walter Ridley
Lyrics by Richard Hills and Sidney Green
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A truly nice indie film!
29 November 2008 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

I've seen quite a few indie films in my times. This one, "Introducing the Dwights" is a remarkable piece of work. Here you have a woman who's divorced, raising two sons: One is painfully shy around girls, the other who has special needs. The shy one named Tim, drives a moving van in Austrailia meets two lovely ladies: Kelly and Jill. Jill(Emma Booth) takes notice of Tim(Khan Chittenden) who clumsily approaches her. The sexual advances are making him awkward, and he later realizes he needs to put his past experience behind him. His mother works for a canteen during the day, but at night, she's a big hit at a local comedy club. She happens to be in a slump, because she's stuck in the day, and in serious need of reinventing herself. Both of her son have a certain someone. Tim's brother knows about Jill, and he's happy for him. Jill and Tim intimacy grows deeper and deeper by the minute. Looks like he's got him a soul-mate he can feel good about. A very good movie, great cast, and a great assortment of soundtracks to make it worthwhile. Don't care what the title is, I just love it!

4 out of 5 stars!


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