Introducing the Dwights
Introducing the Dwights (2007)

An already-unstable household becomes a virtual battle zone when the son of a risquà (C) comedienne and a has-been singer finds mom meddling in his love life in director Cherie Nowlan's dysfunctional romantic comedy. Twenty-one-year-old… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 3, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a predictable storyline, Introducing the Dwights succeeds on the strength of its sweet and earnest portrayal of family dysfunction.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

Introducing the Dwights is funny and poignant, with a tour-de-force performance by British actress Brenda Blethyn.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

There's nothing lovely, however, about the movie's bombastic ending, but there are enough small moments until then to make this mixed-up experience vaguely worthwhile.

S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Uneven dysfunctional family dramedy for adults.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

One of those quirky Australian comedies that's almost as charming and sharp as it thinks it is.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Sometimes Brenda Blethyn is content merely to nibble the scenery. In Introducing the Dwights, a drippy Australian family comedy caper, she chomps it to a pulp until we long for her straightforward monstrosity as a mother in Little Voice.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

A movie that works beautifully when it's on point and feels sort of hollow when it's not.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's time we all met the Dwights.

Peter Debruge
Miami Herald

The broader characterizations may be off, but [director] Nowlan observes other small details with sensitive precision.

Brandon Fibbs

Yes, Introducing the Dwights is a melodrama, but this melodrama handles its emotional manipulation with such subtle honesty that it takes on an impressive degree of realism.

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Red Lats
I enjoyed this movie, perhaps because I identified a bit with Tim. There are a lot of insecure people in this movie. Tim's mom cannot stand to have… More
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
I love warner independant flicks...and due to JBit's influence...starting to fall in love with aussie film...but srsly kids it was alrie...nothing terribly… More
Mason Williams
Introducing the Dwights is a good comedy starring the very delightful Brenda Blethyn. The Dwights are a family lead by the single and divorced mother (Blethyn).… More
Dean McKenna
Good entertaining, honestly funny and geniuely touching in this Aussie comedy-drama film. Emma Booth does a wonderful performance and good sexy looking that… More
Nicki Marie
Good film - Brenda Blethyn does a great job in this one. Even though her character is a bit of a nightmare, I really found her sympathetic as a woman who had… More
Julie B
Very sweet. Brenda Blethyn is great - makes a very difficult character have great depth.