• Released
  • September 10, 2004
  • Comedy Drama
    Crime Comedy
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70

Variety

A small, carefully composed film that rejoices in the parochial lingo and mores of its richly textured characters.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
A terrific showcase for a troupe of fine actors who rarely find work outside the Australian film industry.
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60

The New York Times

This darkly humorous, sometimes even raunchy film mostly eludes a typical cutesy, feel-good formula.
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58

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
At times it gets lost in the backwaters, but the eccentric characters and offbeat humor make it an entertaining detour.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
There are the makings of a funny movie here, but novice director-writer Anna Reeves isn't up to the job. While her cast is talented, Reeves doesn't concentrate long enough on any plotline or character to build viewer interest.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The realistic scenes of oyster farming and the beauty of the Hawkesbury River lend this movie a degree of fascination that its taciturn, beer-swilling characters can't provide.
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50

Village Voice

A quirky dramedy.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Fails to overcome its hokey script and cliched characterizations.
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51 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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