The tale of two socially-awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love: through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.

Director:

Taika Waititi

Writers:

Loren Taylor (story) (as Loren Horsley), Taika Waititi (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loren Taylor ... Lily (as Loren Horsley)
Jemaine Clement ... Jarrod
Joel Tobeck ... Damon
Brian Sergent ... Jonah
Craig Hall ... Doug
Rachel House ... Nancy
Morag Hills Morag Hills ... Vinny
Bernard Stewart Bernard Stewart ... Zane
Taika Waititi ... Gordon
David Fane ... Eric Elisi
Cohen Holloway ... Mason
Gentiane Lupi Gentiane Lupi ... Tracy
Chelsie Preston Crayford ... Jenny
Adam Gardiner ... Tony
Jackie van Beek ... Burger Staff
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Storyline

In Wellington, wallflower Lily is inexplicably attracted to loser Jarrod. She's out of a job; he's nursing a decade-long grudge against someone who teased him in high school. When she accompanies him to his seacoast hometown where he intends to take on his nemesis, she meets his father, his daughter from a one-night stand, and other family members--plus the memory of his talented, dead brother. Jarrod treats Lily badly, invents a relationship with his dead brother's fiancée, and gears up for his fight. Will she finally have enough and go home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Finding love was never so... Awkward. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality, and brief animated violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Taika Waititi made Jemaine Clement and Loren Taylor wear shoes that were too big so that they would be more clumsy. See more »

Goofs

Approximately 45 minutes into the film as Jarrod asks Lily, Mason, and his daughter, "What's good to buy for girls?" you can see the reflection of film crew in his glasses. See more »

Quotes

Jarrod: Damnit I'm too complex!
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Connections

Spoofs Mortal Kombat (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Lily's Theme (Apples & Tangerines)
Written by Samuel Flynn Scott
Performed by The Phoenix Foundation
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6 July 2007 | by beetlelass2000See all my reviews

I really liked this film, I went into thinking it was going to be an off beat comedy with no real substance. Surprisingly it was not only a comedy it actually had a plot and significant character ark. I think that is what really separates it from Napoleon Dynamite which also explores outsiders. In this film the characters grow and recognize things about themselves. The humor is still very much there and the actors do a great job with their characters. There is also some really cool cinematography and animation in the film that was an unexpected bonus. The scenery was really amazing it made me want to go to New Zealand! I would highly recommend this film. It was really entertaining for me and I really liked the accents!


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Official Sites:

Hanway Films | Miramax | See more »

Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2007 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Eagle vs. Shark See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,361, 17 June 2007

Gross USA:

$221,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,298,037
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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