Introducing the Dwights Synopsis
An overbearing mother (Brenda Blethyn) is jealous of her son's (Khan Chittenden) girlfriend.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Among the many strengths of the sweetly touching Introducing the Dwights, a small gem from Australia unearthed at the Sundance Film...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It does what all good coming of age movies do, and that makes it a worthy and welcome entry into the genre.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
No matter how good Blethyn is at playing up the sweet hurt of a woman who is well on the decline but never made it in the first place, your...
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63

Miami Herald

By Peter Debruge
The dynamic between mother and son is fascinating, with Blethyn creating a character who is more antagonist than villain.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
For those seeking an alternative to giant robots and flying wizards, there's an amusing Australian comedy that might be just the right...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If you find a movie with a more annoying central performance than the one given by Brenda Blethyn in Cherie Nowlan's Introducing the...
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50

Chicago Tribune

The movie successfully balances the sentimental and bittersweet only about half the time. The performances are intelligent and...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Sometimes Brenda Blethyn is content merely to nibble the scenery. In Introducing the Dwights, a drippy Australian family comedy caper, she...
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40

Wall Street Journal

Jean's material is so flat-out awful it's amazing she gets hired at all, let alone that she once supposedly had headliner potential. It's a...
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Nothing about this movie works, not the title (it used to be called "Clubland "), not Blethyn's attempt to inject comedy into her rickety...
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Introducing the Dwights

By susan.m.hyman
Really good performances. Dysfunctional family drama. Quirky but well done....

Brilliant

By eric selby
This is a must-go-to movie. Brilliant concepts brilliantly acted. Unlike so many movies about dysfuctionalism, this one captures the underlying core....

Jolly Good Film

By JimiD
Yet another wonderfully dysfunctional family. Some excellent acting from the cast, especially by Brenda Blethyn. While the focus seems to be on eldest som making his way away from clinging & odd...

the dwights

By thedjiam
seem somewhat boilerplate,perhaps hoping to ride the lead actress,s cocktails...

fewfsd

By lXMoViEmAsTeRXl
neva saw it just want to piss u offf LOLOLOLHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa...

Ham It Up

By ShogunTee
Not Brenda Blethyn's best. it tries to be a quirky indie comedy, but the laughs are few, the message weak, and sometimes it feels like the brother is being made fun of with his disability. It's a...

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Rated R | For sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Uneven dysfunctional family dramedy for adults.
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