A Man's Gotta Do (2005)

A Man's Gotta Do



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A family man and working stiff has a lucrative but illegal sideline in this comedy from Australia. Eddy (John Howard) makes his living as a fisherman in a small coastal town in New South Wales called Shellharbour -- or at least that's what his wife, Yvonne (Rebecca Frith), and his twentysomething daughter, Chantelle (Alyssa McClelland), think. Actually, Eddy and his partner, Dominic (Gyton Grantley), commit murders for hire when they aren't busy on the ocean. Eddy already has a slightly bumpy … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Chris Kennedy
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as Yvonne

as Chantelle

as Delores

as Dr. Savage

as Josephina

as Young Doctor

as Police Officer

as Photographer
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

Chris Kennedy's film isn't nearly as much fun as it seems to think it is.

June 9, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
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In this seasick, heartsick romp, a suburban Australian family struggles with love, loyalty and a fear that the patriarch is making his mortal enemies disappear.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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This amiable, off-kilter Australian comedy pits parental manipulation against adolescent pride, with generally amusing results.

Full Review… | May 6, 2005
New York Daily News
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The TV-sitcom script does them in.

May 6, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

The only thing more inexplicable than the loathsome score is the story's determination to impregnate all its major female characters.

Full Review… | May 3, 2005
Village Voice
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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