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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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Did You Know?

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

Features The Tommy Cooper Hour (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

On Our Last Date
Written by Conway Twitty and Floyd Cramer
Performed by Frankie J. Holden
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I was not disappointed, I was just plain bored.
11 May 2008 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a middle aged woman, who goes through life changes in her career and her family structure.

"Clubland" can hardly be described as a comedy. I did not find it a tiny bit funny. Not even the deliberate and contrived plot of Jeannie being a comedian could save it. It's simply not fun to watch Jeannie making everyone's lives miserable. The ending is rather bad, as Jeannie makes a complete change of heart for no apparent reason.

I must say Brenda Blethyn is good, and Emma Booth is really beautiful. However, these strengths are not enough to save "Clubland" from being a complete bore.


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