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Introducing the Dwights

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Daniel Smith

Introducing the Dwights

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
109 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/03/07
performer:
Brenda Blethyn, Khan Chittenden
director:
Cherie Nolan
distributor:
Warner Independent Pictures
author:
69700
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C

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. As Jean, a self-styled bawdy comedian (and once again a lousy parent), Blethyn kvetches in resentment at her derailed career. We’re meant to laugh as her son (Khan Chittenden) manages his mum and his budding sex life. Instead, we root for him to emigrate. C

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