When Chinese-Australian teenager Lawrence fails his high-school exams because of cheating, destroying his dreams of a medical degree, he's banished to the country for the summer. There, he ...
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When Chinese-Australian teenager Lawrence fails his high-school exams because of cheating, destroying his dreams of a medical degree, he's banished to the country for the summer. There, he meets a conman the Professor and his cynical daughter Sarah, and learns that even the sneakiest scam can't conjure up love.
The film is the adaptation of comedian/actor Lawrence Leung's critically acclaimed award-winning one-man theatre show SUCKER. The original live show was a critical and sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Opera House. He co-wrote the screenplay with director Ben Chessell, who saw an early performance of the show and approached Lawrence about turning it into a movie. See more »
Jacek Koman, who plays 'Riley', is listed in the first part of the final credits as one of the major performers, but is not named in the Cast List (which is presented in order of appearance). See more »
There are three list of individual and organisations thanked in the end credits. Each list has a separate heading:
Thank You to The Shills;
Thank You to those who Up The Ante;
To the people who are holding all our cards, thank you for your love and support. See more »
Cheesy screenplay, main protagonist has a really weird accent. I have never heard a Chinese guy speak like that. It's like one of those YouTube user providers who force a fake British accent that just sounds lame.
I suppose it's the character, but the character is a loser through and through. It made me cringe to see a negative stereotype being perpetuated.
Overall, the story seemed like it was written by a high school student. There were a few (very few) redeeming scenes that might have belonged in a better class movie.
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