The Rage in Placid Lake
The Rage in Placid Lake (2004)

Australian playwright Tony McNamara makes his directorial debut with the offbeat comedy The Rage in Placid Lake, adapted from his own play The Cafe Latte Kid. In his first feature film, indie rocker Benny Lee stars as a troubled teen named… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 22, 2004
DVD Release Date: April 18, 2006
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Watching this movie is a bit like going to a dance where the drummer can't keep a steady beat. You think you should be laughing, but you just can't quite bring yourself to.

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

Polished and dark, but upbeat.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

There's an amusingly askance approach to the whole coming-of-age process that keeps us engaged.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

An amiable film comedy that leaves you feeling good as opposed to feeling for your wallet.

Keith Breese

a brazen, mischievous look at rebellion

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

A feel-good movie with some enjoyably deranged turns.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

What's missing from McNamara's film is right there in the title: the anger that cauterizes teen-movie glibness and burns down to the heart of the matter.

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Matthew Turner

Lee makes an engagingly laid-back lead and a bespectacled Rose Byrne is adorable as the geeky girl-next-door.

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Paul Sherman
Boston Herald

Presents the business world as a caricature without bringing fresh comic twists to a much-lampooned subject.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
Somewhat silly movie. After being picked on his whole school existence, Placid Lake decides to starts work in a 9-5 job just to spite his hippie parents.… More
FanGirl Browncoat
One of my favorites, if not my favorite, of the film movement filmes. A quirky Australian film.
Mark Abell
A terrific coming of age story about a kid who really doesn't fit in anywhere. A brilliant look at finding one's place in the world. Placid Lake (Ben… More
John Ballantine
Very witty comedy. Now where did Benny Lee go after his performance here..Lake Placid?