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Garage Days (2003)



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Alex Proyas, director of The Crow and Dark City, switches gears for the lightweight romantic comedy Garage Days. Set in the Sydney suburb of Newtown, Freddy (Kick Gurry) really wants his band to make it big. The band consists of his girlfriend Tanya (Pia Miranda) on bass, the drugged-out Lucy (Chris Sadrinna) on drums, and the mopey Joe (Brett Stiller) on guitar. Their inept manager, Bruno (Russell Dykstra), thinks they can get successful if they hook up with record executive Shad Kern (Marton Csokas). However, the band develops personal problems when Joe's girlfriend Kate (Maya Stange) announces she's pregnant and falls for Freddy, then gothic girl Angie (Yvette Duncan) seduces Joe, and Tanya gets involved with Lucy. Garage Days premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovimore
Rating: R (for strong sexual content, drug use and language)
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Alex Proyas, Dave Warner, Michael Udesky
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 3, 2004
Fox Searchlight Pictures - Official Site


Kick Gurry
as Freddy
Marton Csokas
as Shad Kern
Dave Cotsios
as Shrimp Lead Guitaris...
Chris MacGuire
as Sprimp Drummer
Scott Ryper
as Sprimp Bass Player
Natalie Jain
as Destiny
Gunther Berghofer
as Tanya's Father
Anne Grigg
as Tanya's Mother
William Sayer
as Little Freddie
Peter Cudlipp
as Music Teacher
Sandra Campbell
as Music Teacher
Vanessa Williams
as Freddy's Mum
James Lugton
as Freddy's Dad
Jonathan Devoy
as Punk Lead Singer
Ian Thomas
as Punk Guitarist
April Hind
as Punk Bass Guitarist
Kurt Eckardt
as Punk Drummer
Emma Lung (II)
as Freddy's Babysitter
Benjamin O'Reilly
as Impatient Yuppie
Nicholas Gibbs
as Freddy's Co-Worker
Greg Apps
as University Professor
Ben Fletcher
as Male Student
Derek Tong
as Pharmacist
Ali Mutch
as Busty Young Blond
Jimmy Costas
as Very Large Boyfriend
Bill Bader
as Elderly Neighbor
Kimble Rendall
as Suicidal Man
Tanya Ginori
as Crying Woman
Michael Kazonis
as Dumpy Guy
Rohan Nichol
as York Pub Manager
David McCormack
as York Pub Band
Andrew Lancaster
as York Pub Band
Dylan McCormack
as York Pub Band
Emma Tom
as York Pub Band
Ivan Jordan
as York Pub Band
Petrina Buckley
as Young Woman
Sigourney Gray
as Lucy's Woman
J. Davis
as Rockumentarian
Angela Keep
as Shad's Assistant
Greg Bepper
as Phone Sex Supervisor
Christina Donoghue
as Girl Student
David Stephens
as Paramedic No.1
Jamie Zamudio
as Rave Victim
Trent Atkinson
as Real Koala
Nick Warnford
as Drooling Man
Richard O'Brien
as Non-Drooling Man
Sean Lynch
as Cocky Male Student
Richard Cox
as Pick-Up Man
Natalie Cooper
as Pick-Up Woman
Lisa Adam
as Kate's Co-Worker
Rachel Lane
as Hot Babe
Andrew Doyle
as Sound Engineer
Marc Cuffe
as Sound Engineer
Samantha Youn
as Flower Seller
Vince Pascoli
as RSL Tribute Band
Andy Payne
as RSL Tribute Band
Steven Paul Down
as RSL Tribute Band
Craig Vine
as RSL Tribute Band
Greg Dunn
as RSL Tribute Band
Terrence Hepburn
as Mover No.1
Michael Lake
as Event Manager
Ben Baxmann
as Homebake Security Gu...
George Koutros
as Homebake Security Gu...
Jamie Happell
as Yellow Hair Guy
Ben Connolly
as Mosh Pit Kid
James Hilbun
as Cheif Roadie
Louise King
as Joe's Goth Girl
James H. Kay
as Joe Jr.
Cassandra McGann
as Stripper No. 2
Bianca Campbell
as Rapper Girl
Sarrah John
as Rapper Girl
Maya McClean
as Rapper Girl
Nandy McClean
as Rapper Girl
Cristina Ramon
as Rapper Girl
Eve Robinson
as Rapper Girl
Mark Truran
as Security Guard
Mark Vandermolen
as Security Guard
Tiffany Hague
as The `B's
Kajsa Stal
as The `B's
David Tchappat
as Police Officer
David Olde
as Rave Patron
Shannon Johnson
as Rave Patron
Allison Witton
as Rave Patron
Vanessa L. Williams
as Freddy's Mum
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Critic Reviews for Garage Days

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (21)

A movie of shopworn riffs and borrowed noise, dressed up with considerable surface polish and glam production values.

Full Review… | July 18, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Garage Days feels like a movie that belongs in the garage; it's where you put things that you can't quite dismiss, but don't really like enough to have cluttering up your actual living quarters.

July 18, 2003
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The jokes are as lame as they are tame.

July 18, 2003
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

Though the storytelling is a bit lopsided, the slapdash quality is charming overall, and the movie benefits from colorful characters and a couple of hilarious scenes.

Full Review… | July 18, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The characters are often sketchy at best.

Full Review… | July 18, 2003
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Amiable but oddly amateurish.

Full Review… | July 18, 2003
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Garage Days


Imagine Trainspotting developed into a network TV show, then sold to HBO at the last minute so they could add swearing.

Also the tag line, "what if you finally got your big break, and you just plain sucked?" totally spoils the movie. Imagine the tag line for planet of the apes being "what if you found a planet inhabited by monkeys, and it turned out it was Earth?"

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Spectacular Aussie comedy on sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Pia Miranda's cool in her 'angry management' performance.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


[font=Century Gothic][color=darkorange]Alex Proyas is mostly known for being a director of such cool fantasy films as "The Crow" and "Dark City". So, it would seem like "Garage Days" is quite a departure for him because it is a relatively modest film about a wanna-be rock band in Sydney, Australia. But when I thought about it, it didn't seem like that different a movie after all because the characters are having this rock and roll fantasy. Even more telling is that Proyas cannot get away from using digital effects.[/color][/font]

[font=Century Gothic][color=#ff8c00]"Garage Days" is almost a good movie. It has a likable, young cast playing the band members but there is too much going on that has little to do with the actually playing of music.(We really don't get to see them playing until the end of the picture or ever know what the name of the band is. The first thing anybody always comes up with is the name of the band.) That's where the movie derails - some of the plot strands work, but one is frankly bizarre and another suffers from every romantic cliche in the book. I liked the ending, even though there is a deus ex machina lurking in there somewhere. [/color][/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

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