January 04, 2004

The Castle

castle.jpgThe folks down under make some pretty odd movies and The Castle poses no threat to that stereotype. The Kerrigan family is helmed by eternally optimistic and cheerful patriarch Darryl. They live in a house right off the end of the runway of the local airport. And they love that house like it's the castle of the title. Along comes an evil developer who wants to extend a runway through their neighborhood. The Kerrigans don't know anything about the law, but they know this is their house being stolen from them and they fight. Not very traditionally, but they fight and lose and lose and lose and... guess. The fun of the movie is in the characters of the family for whom nothing is more important than their love for each other and the house that is their home. They're goofballs, but loveable ones.

Posted by jeffy at January 4, 2004 05:29 PM

I saw this movie when it first came out. I tend to see many of the australian comedies. This movie left me cracking up.

Posted by: tyd at January 5, 2004 12:46 AM
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