Eagle vs Shark

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"There's Someone For Everyone... Luckily Love Is Blind."
  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 6.7  (26,274)
  • 55

Eagle vs Shark is a quirky romantic comedy film from New Zealand, directed by Taika Waititi and released in 2007. The film tells the story of Lily (Loren Taylor) and Jarrod (Jemaine Clement), two misfit outsiders who find love in unlikely circumstances. Lily is a shy and awkward fast food restaurant employee, who lives with her overbearing brother and dreams of one day finding love. Jarrod is a socially inept video game designer who harbours a deep seated desire for revenge against a former school bully who embarrassed him in front of the entire school.

The two characters meet at a "Dress as your favourite animal" party, where Jarrod dresses as an eagle and Lily as a shark. After a few awkward interactions, Jarrod invites Lily to join him on a trip back to his hometown, where he plans to seek revenge on his old school bully.

As the two embark on their journey together, they begin to form a bond based on their shared sense of loneliness and their desire for acceptance. However, their relationship is tested as they encounter a series of obstacles on their journey, including Jarrod's dysfunctional family, Lily's jealous brother, and the fallout from Jarrod's attempts at revenge.

Despite the challenges they face, Lily and Jarrod continue to grow closer and eventually find themselves in a romantic relationship. The film explores the themes of acceptance, forgiveness, and the power of interpersonal connections to overcome past traumas.

The film boasts excellent performances from its lead actors, with Loren Taylor bringing a delicate vulnerability to her portrayal of Lily, while Jemaine Clement brings an awkward and endearing charm to his role as Jarrod. The supporting cast also delivers strong performances, with Craig Hall portraying Jarrod's brother and Joel Tobeck as the school bully who is the target of Jarrod's revenge.

The film is visually striking, with Waititi using saturated colors and quirky visuals to create a whimsical and offbeat atmosphere. The film's soundtrack, which features a mix of indie rock and New Zealand pop, complements the film's quirky tone and adds to the overall charm of the movie.

Overall, Eagle vs Shark is a heartwarming and quirky romantic comedy that showcases the unique storytelling and visual style of New Zealand cinema. The film is a testament to the power of human connection and the transformative nature of love, and showcases the talents of its lead actors and director.

Eagle vs Shark is a 2007 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 55.

Eagle vs Shark
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    6.7  (26,274)
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