A Man's Gotta Do
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A family man and working stiff has a lucrative but illegal sideline in this comedy from Australia. Eddy (John Howard) makes his living as a fisherman in a small coastal town in New South Wales called Shellharbour -- or at least that's what his wife, Yvonne (Rebecca Frith), and his twentysomething daughter, Chantelle (Alyssa McClelland), think. Actually, Eddy and his partner, Dominic (Gyton Grantley), commit murders for hire when they aren't busy on the ocean. Eddy already has a slightly bumpy relationship with both Yvonne and Chantelle, but things become more complicated when Chantelle… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Chris Kennedy's film isn't nearly as much fun as it seems to think it is."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The TV-sitcom script does them in."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Chris Kennedy's amusing comedy feels more like a 90-minute pilot for a TV series than a feature film."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"In this seasick, heartsick romp, a suburban Australian family struggles with love, loyalty and a fear that the patriarch is making his mortal enemies disappear."
‑ Ned Martel, New York Times
"The only thing more inexplicable than the loathsome score is the story's determination to impregnate all its major female characters."
‑ Matt Singer, Village Voice
"McClelland is a joy to watch, even when the story strains too hard for lovable whimsy, which happens much too often."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"This amiable, off-kilter Australian comedy pits parental manipulation against adolescent pride, with generally amusing results."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Lacks a coherent message, let alone anything very funny at which to laugh."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
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