Danny Deckchair
Danny Deckchair (2003)

Jeff Balsmeyer makes his writing and directing debut with the Australian romantic comedy Danny Deckchair. Rhys Ifans plays Danny Morgan, a building tradesman living in the Sydney suburbs with his upwardly mobile real-estate agent… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 11, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2004
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Balsmeyer may remind you of the guy at the party who, after one too many shots, puts a lampshade on his head. It's funny for maybe a moment -- until you realize, to your horror, that he doesn't know when to stop.

Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News

Such sentiments are fine, of course, but they're not the ingredients of groundbreaking filmmaking. We've been over this territory ad nauseum.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Pleasant little diversion with some sweet moments.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The easygoing humor and uplifting messages -- that it's never too late to turn your life around -- are welcome, especially in the September movie doldrums.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

An entertaining flight of fancy.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A pretty straightforward and competent little film.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

As for the charm factor, I can't think of any screen couple this year with more of such an elusive quality than Ms. Otto and Mr. Ifans.

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Sara Gebhardt
Washington Post

A delightful, well-acted illustration of an unhappy person's breakout from his mundane existence.

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David Cornelius

The charm of it all wins us over, and while we watch the tired old twists and turns, we smile anyway.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Curtis Lilly
I don't know why, but I always feel like I have to watch Rhys Ifans movies. I admit I was hoping the movie was going to be more about him in the air most… More
Sarah Prisbylla
Very orginal & interesting film - funny too!
Red Lats
Pretty good Aussie yarn of Danny dropping into a small town and turning everything upside down.
FanGirl Browncoat
Charming and warm Aussie flick.
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