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Danny Deckchair (2003)



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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. Landing in the small town of Clarence, he meets and falls in love with parking cop Glenda (Miranda Otto).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


Rhys Ifans
as Danny Morgan
Miranda Otto
as Glenda Lake
Justine Clarke
as Trudy Dunphy
Rhys Muldoon
as Sandy Upman
Alan Flower
as Ray Vitali
Brian Langsworth
as Real Estate Agent
Steve Rassios
as Real Estate Agent
Madeleine James
as Real Estate Woman
Gina Bortolin
as Helen Costas
Duncan Young
as Phil Stubbs
Ross Perrelli
as Young Bobby
Steven Rassios
as Real Estate Agent
Colin Angus
as Elderly Neighbor
Yanna Black
as Police Operator No. ...
Garrie Scott
as Party Shop Assistant
Maeve Byrne
as Police Operator No. ...
Peter Eyers
as Police Operator No. ...
Victoria Karozis
as Police Officer
Ross Pirrelli
as Young Bobby
Paul Wilson (XLIV)
as Air Traffic Controll...
Danny Nash
as Air Traffic Controll...
Keith Agius
as Police Officer
Anthony Phelan
as Jim Craig
Peter Eyres
as Police Operator #3
Nadia Townsend
as Linda Craig
Alex Mann
as Sandra Craig
Maggie Dence
as Meredith Butcher
Frank Magree
as Sergeant Dave
Peter Fisher
as Fire Captain Robbo
Jack Carty
as UFO Teenager
Jane Beddows
as Regina Carter
Jasmina Singh
as Indian Sister
Paviterjeet Singh
as Indian Sister
Michelle Collins
as Checkout Lady
Rajpreet Singh
as Indian Sister
Lester Morris
as Mr. Potts
Shar Grover
as Bus Stop Woman
Jeanette Cronin
as Maggie Pike
Nick Holland
as `In the Morning' Pre...
Stephen Holt
as Nobbie Furco
Nicholas Holland
as "In the Morning" Pre...
Angus King
as Darren Kehole
Marie Patane
as "In the Morning" Pre...
Simon Mills
as Old Codger
Tassa Behan
as Teenager
Karen Pang
as Sonya Tims
Kathryn Dagher
as Debby Lleyton
Michael Barnacoat
as Dick Lleyton
Martin Lewis
as Macadamia Ball Man
Rohan Seinor
as Macadamia Ball Man
Guy Leslie
as Brownie
Dane Carson
as Newsreader
Amanda Wenban
as Newsreader
Julia Zemiro
as Effusive Woman
Amanda Wenba
as Newsreader
Thomas Lloyd
as Reporter
Stephen Hobb
as Polesitter
Warwick Moss
as Wing Commander Matth...
Ken Porter
as Howard the Boss
Owen Buik
as Cement Man
David McCubbin
as News Director
Leanna Brockenshire
as Aus 11 Receptionist
Paul Eden
as Aus 11 Cameraman
Peter Franks
as Helicopter Pilot
Pam Singh
as Indian Mother
Leon Fryer
as Reporter
Leanne Brockenshire
as Aus 11 Receptionist
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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

Super Reviewer



Leo L

Super Reviewer

Danny Deckchair Quotes

Trudy Dunphy: What happened to you up there?
Danny Morgan: Everything.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)

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