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Men's Group (2008)

Six strangers meet up every week to talk, finding they are not alone with their issues. Secrets are revealed as their friendships grow but when tragedy strikes, they realize that it is up to them to take responsibility for their own lives.

Director:

Michael Joy

Writers:

Michael Joy (story), John L. Simpson (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Dodwell Grant Dodwell ... Alex
Don Reid Don Reid ... Cecil
Paul Gleeson ... Paul
Steve Rodgers ... Freddy
Steve Le Marquand ... Lucas
Paul Tassone ... Moses
William Zappa William Zappa ... Anthony
Mathew Waters ... Darren
Leroy Page Leroy Page ... Windscreen wiper guy
Maria Simpson Maria Simpson ... Christine
Lily Kate Simpson Lily Kate Simpson ... Poppy
Louise McCabe Louise McCabe ... Lorraine
Jo Allebone Jo Allebone ... Bar person
Luke Anthony Luke Anthony ... Trent
Michael Karacic Michael Karacic ... Guy in bar #2
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Six strangers meet up every week to talk, finding they are not alone with their issues. Secrets are revealed as their friendships grow but when tragedy strikes, they realize that it is up to them to take responsibility for their own lives.

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Taglines:

What lies in the hearts of men.

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Drama

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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #5.38 (2008) See more »

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Boring. Disjointed, Structureless. Effortlessly random screenplay. Plus no Steadycam.
29 October 2011 | by supadude2004See all my reviews

Here is the truth. I give you nothing but the simple truth about this movie:

The other people writing the positive reviews here must, undoubtedly, find dish-washing machine manuals to be the greatest works of literature, in the entire history of humanity, ever produced. I can think of no other reason why they found any single aspect of this rottenly dull movie to be interesting in any possible way. Period.

You know how it feels to sit at a restaurant table and overhear the mind numbingly boring conversation wafting over from the adjoining table as you await your girlfriend's late arrival!? You do? Well this is a movie which perfectly captures what it's like to overhear the most typically boring, structureless, banal conversation. The scriptwriter could not have written a more boring script if he tried. In fact - no one could write a more boring script and screenplay if the tried their very hardest to do so. Dull as dishwater is the phrase which perfectly captures the very essence of this movie. This production is almost tortuously boring. I could repeat any two minutes of the script here and you'd have the antidote to insomnia in words. Some writing here, have even claimed that the acting was "great"!?? Well how difficult is it to recant near endlessly boring conversations? Need more, I say?

And lest I forget... did I mention the hand-held lack of steady-cam? Need I really, really say more?

Awful. Awful. Awful in the dullest sense of the word. I give it 3/10 probably because my finger fell asleep on the "2" button as the credits (most thankfully) rolled, and accidentally hit the "3". If anyone, in your company, happens to "like" this movie then I would strongly advise you to give them a cup of hot cocoa, as you defensively insert your wax earplugs (to prevent yourself from hearing another dull word from their lips...) and prepare your bed for sleep - the only escape from the countless legions of thoroughly uninteresting people.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2008 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

AUD1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,321
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Song Zu, Titan View See more »
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1.78 : 1
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