Charlie & Boots (2009)
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Critic Reviews for Charlie & Boots
As to the humour, the script by Dean Murphy and Stewart Faichney is alarmingly slow, paunchy, dated, and sexist.
With Dean Murphy offering pedestrian writing and direction, Charlie & Boots falls on the marketing power of its two lead players, neither of whom have anything of substance to offer.
A road movie that offers a series of simple but singular pleasures, most of which stem from the way in which Charlie and Boots begin to relax in one another's company.
For some, the film will seem like a drive through an Oz theme park carrying a Father's Day message; others might appreciate its sentiments, but wish for more dramatic weight.
Audience Reviews for Charlie & Boots
There are three main characters in this movie - Charlie McFarland (Paul Hogan), Boots (Shane Jacobson) and Australia - and they're all fantastic! Director/co-writer Dean Murphy succeeds in portraying typical Aussie characters that, no matter how colourful, don't come across as cardboard caricatures. There's so much heart in this comedy/drama that even the feel-good cliches that it throws at you from time to time seem charming. Most of the film's good-natured comedy comes from the interaction between the main characters, as well as cool cameos. But where Hogan and Jacobson really excel is at hitting all the right dramatic notes without ever falling into cheap melodrama. In the end, Charlie & Boots is a clever road movie that proves that family-friendly is not synonymous with Disney-dumb. It might not be the most original movie, but Charlie & Boots will surely plant a smile on your face - and who can complain about that?
Paul Hogan did everything right... but in this movie a lot from others is missing... few funny lines (mostly funny to Australians) good country music (and very cute performance of Morgan Griffin), a lot of cliche situations... and a director who has to learn a lot!
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