Andrew Mobbs (mobbsy) wrote,
Andrew Mobbs

Eagle vs Shark

Eagle vs Shark
Directed by Taika Cohen

As romantic comedies go, this is one of the better ones, and undeniably one of the more odd. It works on just the right side of cringing, but only just. Two very socially awkward people in the city meet and get together at an animal costume party where she proves her worth by playing a beat-em-up computer game. They travel to the small town where he grew up, to fufil his mission to revenge himself on a school bully 10 years or so later. It's full of very amusing one-liners, almost all characters are odd in their own way and nobody displays the any sign of sophistication.

Overall it's feel-good movie, cringe at the awkwardness and feel uplifted by the positive message. It's not afraid to break taboos in the name of some great bits of comedy. I'm not much of a fan of embarrassment based comedy, and probably wouldn't have watched this outside a festival, but I did enjoy it.
Tags: cambridgefilmfestival2007
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