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Eagle vs Shark (2007)

Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.

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Lily (as Loren Horsley)
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Brian Sergent ...
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Morag Hills ...
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Eric Elisi
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Gentiane Lupi ...
Tracy
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In Wellington, Lily is a wallflower, inexplicably attracted to Jerrod, a loser. He's nursing a decade-long grudge against someone who teased him in high school; she's just out of a job. She goes home with him to a seacoast town where he intends to have it out with his nemesis; she meets his father, his daughter from a one-night stand, and other family members - and there's the memory of his talented (and dead) brother. Jerrod treats Lily badly, invents a relationship with a women he had a crush on years before, and gears up for his fight. Will she finally have enough and go home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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There's someone for everyone... apparently. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexuality, and brief animated violence | See all certifications »
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30 August 2007 (New Zealand)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$20,361 (USA) (17 June 2007)

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$221,846 (USA) (5 August 2007)
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Jarrod originally had a son but 'Taika Waititi' was so impressed by Morag Hills that he changed the character to a girl so she could play the role. See more »

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During the Fight Man competition there is a character whose combat name is Blaze. Although he is seen playing just before Jarred, his game character is seen much earlier in the tournament. See more »

Quotes

Lily: How did you find out where I live?
Jarrod: I got my flatmate to ring up your work. Tell them it was an emergency. You probably shouldn't go in there, they think you're dead.
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References Crimewatch UK (1984) See more »

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Idillio Italiano
Written by The Doro Kraus String Quartet
Performed by The The Stone Roses (as Stone Roses)
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Great offbeat film
9 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize nominated film Eagle Vs Shark is a romantic comedy with a twist from New Zealand director Taika Cohen. The film tells the story of two socially awkward misfits; Jarrod(Jemaine Clement), a depressed video game store clerk and Lily(Loren Horsley), a quiet fast food waitress as they fall in love and go to Jarrod's home town where he is planning to get revenge on a high school bully. It is hard not to compare Eagle Vs Shark to US indie hit Napoleon Dynamite as both films' main characters have some similar mannerisms and much of the humour is created from that, however this film has a lot more going for it than the indie success story from Idaho. The character of Jarrod is very well acted and generates a lot of big laughs, but it is the excellent performance from Loren Horsley as Lily that truly makes the film. The audience really cares for her and she is what takes a good comedy film and makes it a great film regardless of genre. Eagle Vs Shark is a very funny, well acted and excellently written film and I would urge anybody to see it if they have the chance.


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