Daltry Calhoun (2005)



Critic Consensus: Watching grass grow would likely be more entertaining than this dull, slight feature about a sod salesman.

Movie Info

When seed and sod entrepreneur Daltry Calhoun's (Johnny Knoxville) abandoned ex-girlfriend shows up on his doorstep with the daughter he never knew he had, the reformed ladies' man finds out that you can never truly escape your past -- even when it seems you may have no future. Calhoun is a local celebrity and self-made entrepreneur who made a name for himself by selling locally produced turf that blankets many of the nation's most exclusive golf courses, and his quirky television spots have won … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, drug material and language.)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Katrina Holden Bronson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 7, 2006
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as Daltry Calhoun

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as Doyle Earl

as Wanda Banks

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Critic Reviews for Daltry Calhoun

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (12)

The movie has its flaws, but they are few and forgivable.

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Time Out
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Southern whimsy, when handled delicately, can produce a precious jewel a la Junebug. In less skillful hands, it can be merely precious.

Full Review… | November 4, 2005
Top Critic

Knoxville tries hard and exudes a certain likability, but can't really handle big dramatic moments at this point in his career.

November 4, 2005
New York Post
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A weird, unpleasant little movie.

Full Review… | November 4, 2005
New York Daily News
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Although the film starts off somewhat amusingly, the first-time feature director Katrina Holden Bronson seems to have spent more energy assembling the overbearing soundtrack than expanding on her characters' fractured relationships.

Full Review… | November 3, 2005
New York Times
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Anyone looking for a paean to the unnatural allure of a sprinklered lawn can see that the grass is greener in Blue Velvet.

Full Review… | November 1, 2005
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Daltry Calhoun

A cute feel-good movie. It was okay...

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer


[font=Century Gothic]In "Daltry Calhoun", Daltry Calhoun(Johnny Knoxville) is on the surface a very successful man, having made his fortune from inventing a new brand of turf.(Daltry's dream is to host a USGA sponsored tournament on a golf course on the property he owns.) Having seen one of his commercials, Daltry's ex, May(Elizabeth Banks), and their daughter, June(Sophie Traub), a precocious 14-year old with dreams of attending Julliard, arrive in town to see him. May is dying and wants to find a good home for her daughter before she dies. But Daltry is actually on the verge of ruin, brought on by the side effects of his invention...[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]"Daltry Calhoun" is not a bad movie, exactly, but it also has nothing new to say about the changes in life and being prepared for them. The movie tries to rely on a quirky charm which is frankly not there. And Knoxville does make for an awkward lead.[/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer


Very funny!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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