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Eagle vs Shark

MPAA Rating: R-Rating (MPAA) for language, some sexuality, and brief animated violence
not reviewed
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Primary Audience:
Comedy, Romance
1 hr. 28 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
January 2007 (Sundance)
DVD release: January 8, 2008
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Featuring: Ban Abdul, Julian Arahanga, Monique Bradley, Riley Brophy, Luke Buda, Jemaine Clement, Taika Cohen, Aaron Cortesi, Tammy Davis, [more]
Director: Taika Waititi
Producer: Cliff Curtis, Ainsley Gardiner, Emanuel Michael
Distributor: Miramax

“Finding love was never so… Awkward.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “‘Eagle vs. Shark,’ directed by Academy Award®-nominee Taika Waititi (the short, ‘Two Cars One Night’), is a wry comedy that chronicles the quirky romance of two awkward misfits, Lily (Loren Horsley), a shy fast-food restaurant cashier, and her crush, Jarrod (Jemaine Clement, HBO's ‘One Night Stand: The Flight of the Conchords’), an electronic store clerk. On the day Lily gets fired from her job at Meaty Boy, she musters up the courage to attend Jarrod's annual ‘come as your favorite animal’ costume party. The dressy affair sparks the beginnings of a romance as well a small journey for the pair to Jarrod's quiet hometown, in which Jarrod plans to seek revenge on an old nemesis and where Lily unwittingly finds herself stranded amongst Jarrod's family of eccentrics.”

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Movie Critics
…rescues the nerd movie from its own meanness… a sincere work that treats nerds as human beings, rather than punching bags. …
Adam Bregman, Orlando Weekly
…It's really a kind of cinematic coconut shy, piled high with trashy decor, uglied-up actors and broad comic stereotypes. …
Xan Brooks, The Guardian
…goofy stuff happens. No one ever changes, there is no great arc. Each actor is constrained within his or her own one-note role. …
Christy Lemire, The Associated Press
…a deadpan indie comedy about misfits… 2½ stars…
Ty Burr, Boston Globe
…clearly meant to be funnier than it is…
Todd McCarthy, Variety
…While dialogue amuses, nerdy outcasts ultimately aren't any more watchable in a film as they are in real life. …
Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times