Garage Days
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Alex Proyas, director of The Crow and Dark City, switches gears for the lightweight romantic comedy Garage Days. Set in the Sydney suburb of Newtown, Freddy (Kick Gurry) really wants his band to make it big. The band consists of his girlfriend Tanya (Pia Miranda) on bass, the drugged-out Lucy (Chris Sadrinna) on drums, and the mopey Joe (Brett Stiller) on guitar. Their inept manager, Bruno (Russell Dykstra), thinks they can get successful if they hook up with record executive Shad Kern (Marton Csokas). However, the band develops personal problems when Joe's girlfriend Kate (Maya Stange)… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A movie of shopworn riffs and borrowed noise, dressed up with considerable surface polish and glam production values."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Though the storytelling is a bit lopsided, the slapdash quality is charming overall, and the movie benefits from colorful characters and a couple of hilarious scenes."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"...While the narrative is slight and trite, it is also well-observed"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Its sense of fun is infectious enough that it doesn't make a huge difference that it's light on the story side. Coupled with the visual style and the top-notch choice of music, it makes for a fun, if lightweight, experience."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"The music in it is uniformly lousy, but one doesn't notice because everything surrounding it s even worse."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Garage Days feels like a movie that belongs in the garage; it's where you put things that you can't quite dismiss, but don't really like enough to have cluttering up your actual living quarters."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The characters are often sketchy at best."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A fantastically fun film even though it lacks lavish spectacle."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Apollo Guide
"Proyas is relentless in his attempts to infuse the material with visual zip, and in doing so, he only exacerbates its flimsiness."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
"Its tricksy stylishness... is more of a distraction than a tonic for the feeling that we've seen all this before."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"The jokes are as lame as they are tame."
‑ Glenn Lovell, San Jose Mercury News
"Amiable but oddly amateurish."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"I wouldn't want to hang out with these cats and I certainly wouldn't want them practicing in my garage, it's bad enough to sit through their movie."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"While the plot line may not be overly complicated and Lynchian, it is in no way formulaic or simple either. Proyas leaves you wanting you to see his characters thrive, not necessarily as a band, but as friends."
‑ Mark Umbach,
"Despite plenty of drugs and a fair amount of sex, Garage Days asphyxiates from a lethal lack of rock'n roll."
‑ Spyder Darling,
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