Charlie & Boots
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Charlie & Boots
A man and his estranged father set out on a cross country fishing trip that helps them to reconnect while haling old family wounds in this affectionate comedy drama starring Paul Hogan. When Charlie's (Hogan) wife Grace dies of a stroke on their 45th wedding anniversary, the devastated widower grows consumed by grief. Though it's been years since Charlie has had any contact with his youngest son Boots (Shane Jacobson), a brief visit following Grace's funeral leaves Boots convinced that his ailing father is in desperate need of a good friend. Before long, Boots has convinced Charlie… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As to the humour, the script by Dean Murphy and Stewart Faichney is alarmingly slow, paunchy, dated, and sexist."
‑ Ruth Hessey, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"A road movie that offers a series of simple but singular pleasures, most of which stem from the way in which Charlie and Boots begin to relax in one another's company."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"Beautiful locations add texture to this heart-warming comedy that never fails to charm."
‑ Hernán Alcerreca, FILMINK (Australia)
"With so many Aussie movies going out of their way to be depressing, it's tempting to hope local filmmakers might lay off the doom and gloom. But here comes Charlie & Boots to remind us to be careful what we wish for."
‑ Michael Adams, Empire Magazine Australasia
"With Dean Murphy offering pedestrian writing and direction, Charlie & Boots falls on the marketing power of its two lead players, neither of whom have anything of substance to offer."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"For some, the film will seem like a drive through an Oz theme park carrying a Father's Day message; others might appreciate its sentiments, but wish for more dramatic weight."
‑ Philippa Hawker, The Age (Australia)
"This is a delightful film. It's a perfect vehicle for Paul Hogan and Shane Jacobson."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"The shrimp's not on the barbie but on the end of a fishing line ... the pairing of Hogan with Shane Jacobson is not as funny as that of Hogan and Michael Caton in Dean Murphy's earlier film"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"It's a superbly relaxed and good-natured film."
‑ Evan Williams, The Australian
"Murphy's straight-forward direction and the genuine charisma that's drawn from Hogan and Jacobson's characters, make this film fun."
‑ Des Partridge, Courier Mail (Australia)
"There are parts that are very funny, but this is less an outright comedy than a genial road trip that embraces not only the two travellers but some very typical Aussie folk along the way."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"It's inoffensive and even sweet at times, rather like a friendly puppy. It's a bit scant for a movie, though, and the underlying tension between the men that is supposed to provide the grist is never properly realised. This omission leaves the film with v"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
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