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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.

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Cherie Nowlan
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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 ... John
Tracie Sammut Tracie Sammut ... Tori
Justin Martin Justin Martin ... Brett
David Webb David Webb ... Colin
Susan Kennedy Susan Kennedy ... Sharon
Paul Barry Paul Barry ... The Nest Manager #1
Brendan Clearkin ... The Nest Manager
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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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The only remedy for love is to love more See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Glenn Robbins, Russell Gilbert, Peter Rowsthorn, Terry Serio, Stefan Dennis and Erik Thompson were considered for the role of John. 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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Features The Tommy Cooper Hour (1978) See more »

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Baby
Written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter
Performed by Mahalia Barnes
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Comedy-Drama hits the right note
28 June 2007 | by rayclisterSee all my reviews

I have to say that I have not been entertained as much by an Australian movie since the early 1990's when Muriel's Wedding and Priscilla, Queen of the desert hit our screens. A very human drama of a working class family in Sydney's western suburbs that strikes the right note between comedy and drama which is often difficult to pull off. Brenda Blethlyn, playing the domineering Mother does so very well with the result that perhaps her character tends to grate a little by the end of the film but that was only after approximately two hours spending with her and not a life time that the characters around her have had to endure. She is perfectly cast in this role but for me the real stars were Emma Booth who plays the love interest of her son and Khan Chittenden her boyfriend and young man experiencing his sexual awakening. Also worthy of mention is Frankie J Holden as the father and ex-partner of the Blethlyn character. An entirely believable human drama that will have you totally engrossed in the characters until the final reel. How good it is to see that the Australian film industry can still put out such quality cinema with a universal appeal. Go see it you won't be disappointed!


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Country:

Australia

Language:

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Release Date:

20 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Introducing the Dwights See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,734, 8 July 2007

Gross USA:

$379,408

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,003,304
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1.85 : 1
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