Danny Deckchair (2003)



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Movie Info

Jeff Balsmeyer makes his writing and directing debut with the Australian romantic comedy Danny Deckchair. Rhys Ifans plays Danny Morgan, a building tradesman living in the Sydney suburbs with his upwardly mobile real-estate agent girlfriend, Trudy (Justine Clarke). When she chooses to postpone their vacation together in order to show a house to TV personality Sandy Upman (Rhys Muldoon), Danny takes matters into his own hands by fastening helium balloons to a chair and sailing over the city. … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sex-related situations)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeff Balsmeyer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 21, 2004
Lions Gate Films - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Danny Deckchair

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (32)

Balsmeyer may remind you of the guy at the party who, after one too many shots, puts a lampshade on his head. It's funny for maybe a moment -- until you realize, to your horror, that he doesn't know when to stop.

Full Review… | September 17, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

The easygoing humor and uplifting messages -- that it's never too late to turn your life around -- are welcome, especially in the September movie doldrums.

Full Review… | September 17, 2004
Miami Herald
Top Critic

As for the charm factor, I can't think of any screen couple this year with more of such an elusive quality than Ms. Otto and Mr. Ifans.

Full Review… | September 9, 2004
New York Observer
Top Critic

Such sentiments are fine, of course, but they're not the ingredients of groundbreaking filmmaking. We've been over this territory ad nauseum.

Full Review… | September 2, 2004
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

An entertaining flight of fancy.

Full Review… | September 2, 2004
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Pleasant little diversion with some sweet moments.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Danny Deckchair

I don't know why, but I always feel like I have to watch Rhys Ifans movies. I admit I was hoping the movie was going to be more about him in the air most of the time, but it wasn't too bad a film. A bit cheesy and whatnot, but it's a feel good movie.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

Pretty good Aussie yarn of Danny dropping into a small town and turning everything upside down.

Red Lats

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Leo L

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