Manny Lewis Saturday, 17 November 2018

Manny Lewis

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch:

    Manny-dorla.

  • Starring:

    Carl Barron, Leeanna Walsman, Roy Billing, Damien Garvey

  • Directed by:

    Anthony Mir

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are slapped, pushed, headlocked, wrestled, arrested. An animal is abused (off-camera). Object punched, smashed mirror. Arguing. Pretending you're dead, suicide, electrocution, mum shot herself, kill myself, father held son's head underwater, child abuse (belting) mentioned. Child abuse (hitting) discussed. Blood/gore: Bloody knuckles. Bandage. Bloated corpse mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    People watch porn (off-camera). Kissing. Cleavage, skimpy clothing, shirtless man, beachwear. Having sex, making love, one-night stands  mentioned. Sex shops, strip clubs seen. Prostitutes mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, cocktails, spirits). Intoxication. Bar setting. Drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bloody. Name-calling. Slang for bodily fluids and genitals. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Standup comedy, Sydney, love, romance, loneliness, depression, dating, father-son relationships, forgiveness, fame, adult fantasy hotlines, salsa dancing, Tim Tam straws, fans, Herman Hesse's Steppenwolf, humour.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Manic depression mentioned. Kebabs eaten. Dog. Aquaphobia. Vomit mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Well-meaning, light, entertaining, heartwarming, poignant, feel-good, funny. Likeable concept, stunning cinematography, some good jokes, good on-screen chemistry between leads, cute and charming at times.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Forgettable, implausible, clichéd, episodic, slow, awkward, heavy-handed, unoriginal, uninspired, flat, flimsy, clumsy, contrived. Plodding script, under-developed father-son subplot, thinly written female lead, cheap storytelling.

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