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Happy, Sad, Lovely. A slice of life.,
This review is from: EAGLE VS. SHARK / DVD (DVD)
This is a very hard movie to label. It's a quirky drama. A romantic comedy. A depressing, truthful look at real life.
If you're looking for Napoleon Dynamite 2, keep looking. ND was an amazing comedy full of caricatures... but not real life-characters.
Both have geeky, anti-social leads, but Eagle Vs. Shark is about a real family, real problems, real life.
What I love about this film, are the funny bits that keep us from going crazy, in between all the tough bits.
There's also this darling little girl Vinny (played by Morag Hills), who says very little, but given her situation, your heart just goes out to her.
It's a bunch of people, just living their lives, dealing with what's given to them, and even if you don't like them at first, you eventually realize they're people just like all of us, and they have a story.