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The Merger (2018)

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Bodgy Creek is a struggling town. The drought won't let up, jobs are scarce after the mill was shut down, and the footy team looks like it will have to merge with anoher club or fold. Living a hermit-like existence on the town's fringe, former football star turned 'Town Killer' Troy Carrington (Damian Callinan), is coaxed into rescuing the team after striking up an unlikely friendship with young Neil (Raffety Grierson) who is struggling with the recent loss of his father. Teaming up with Neil's mum Angie (Kate Mulvany, The Great Gatsby) who runs a nearby refugee support centre, they unite to recruit the new arrivals to save the team and take the community on a journey of change. But for some, like Neil's grandfather and Club President, Bull (fan-favourite, John Howard, SeaChange) and 'star' player Carpet Burn (Angus McLaren, Hotel Mumbai), it's more change than they're willing to take.

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All Critics (6)

This is the Full Monty for the Footy field.

September 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The frustratingly inert direction of Mark Grentell... also smothers a lot of the goodwill you may wish to extend towards The Merger.

September 7, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Australian comedies are always a dubious lot and this is no different, with few laughs, endless dinkum Ockerisms, a calculatedly crowd-pleasing edge and well-meaning messages that are virtually tackled to the ground and beaten senseless.

September 7, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The Merger has a massive heart, and it's unequivocally in the right place.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 15/20 | Full Review…

I left The Merger in a reverie, charmed by this latest great Australian comedy about identity, which deserves to go straight to the pool room alongside The Castle and, more recently, Ali's Wedding.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's not mountain-moving stuff, but nor is it devoid of care and consideration. The Merger is well made play-to-the-bleacher-seats entertainment.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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