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Danny Deckchair Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

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    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The limp movie seems to be an attempt by an Australian to mimic a bad American romantic comedy, and, unfortunately, he succeeds admirably.

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  • 50

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    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A splendid movie while its hero is preparing for his flight and actually experiencing it, but it's not nearly as interesting once he descends to earth.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Scott Brown

    It's a soothing stoner tableau, a fine dropout fantasy.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Sweet-tempered, good-looking, goofy and not too sharp. The movie doesn't make much sense and neither does Danny, played by Welsh heartthrob Rhys Ifans.

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  • 70

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    The Hollywood Reporter

    In the warm, sparkling character comedy Danny Deckchair, the Welsh actor (Rhys Ifans) moves to center stage, but it has taken a trip to Australia to get him there.

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  • 75

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    USA Today Mike Clark

    This handsome movie works thanks to its lack of pretension and an atmosphere somewhat akin to the gentle wackiness of director Bill Forsyth's better works.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 13+

Pleasant little diversion with some sweet moments.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some strong language, implied sexual situations, mild sexual references, and drinking and smoking. There are some tense scenes and scuffles. Danny's escapade is, of course, extremely dangerous and children who see this movie should be warned not to try anything so foolish.

  • Families can talk about why Danny saw himself so differently in Clarence than he did at home. Why did Danny make Glenda see herself differently? Why was it hard for Danny and Glenda to know what they really wanted?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence: Tense scenes and mild peril, no one hurt.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Non-explicit sexual situation, sexual references.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, smoking.