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Many people have compared Eagle to Napoleon Dynamite, but I find the comparison lacking. Yes, Lily and Jarrod are geeks, but the similarities with Napoleon end there. This isn't a geek revenge movie though the plot may seem like that on the face of it. The movie is titled Eagle vs. Shark but it could be titled man vs. woman. Neither Lily or Jarrod run to each other as solace from the outside world. Lily has a warm home life with her brother and Jarrod is pretty solidly convinced of his stature and his ability with women until the end of the movie. It's interesting to see how Lily turns Jarod around. This film is about the balance of power between Lily and Jarod, not geeks vs the world.
There are a lot of good minor characters in this film including Jarrod's sister and her husband and Lily's brother. Jarrod's daughter is played brilliantly by an eccentric little girl whose name I can't find on the DVD. She's cute to watch. I liked Lorena's performance. She brings strength to her role as Lily but doesn't come off aggressive.Read more ›
I had to laugh when I read another reviewer write, "I could have done without the scene where the protagonist beats a wheelchair-bound rival with nunchuk sticks."
It's the type of movie that you have to watch more than once. The first time you watch this movie you'll get caught up in the plot, and the second time you'll catch the subtle humor that you missed the first time.
Everyone seems to compare this film to ND, but, in my opinion, this movie is much better all around. If you like FOTC type humor (deadpan) you will probably like this film. Plus, it has a great soundtrack. Worst case, you can take a break from watching Will Ferrel, Steve Carell, Ben Stiller, and similar comedians for a few hours and try something new. Who knows, you might like it!
Lily, a mousy fast food worker, doesn't get any respect from her coworkers and tries way too hard to get Jared's attention when he comes in. Jared is overcompensating for his need for dad's approval by turning the machismo on blast.
The story takes us back to Jared's hometown, where he and Lily (the best female Fight Man player he's ever met) are driven by her brother (a remarkable celebrity impressionist- NOT) and dropped off so Jared can get revenge on the Samoan who made his life hell. We meet Jared's pal (the best computer hacker he's ever met! On a dial-up 1980's apple!), and his family who don't think highly of him. The early banter between Jared and his sister is classic! Details unfold shedding light on Jared's family background, and as Lily builds a bond with them it drives Jared to try harder to impress them and further from Lily. Things build as Jared invites his rival to attend a fight, and after being verbally berated and annoyed, the Samoan accepts. Life lessons are learned, bonds restored, etc., I won't give away the plotlines or ending! It was very funny and enjoyable through and through! I've seen Jermaine Clement in a couple of films now, and he's always hilarious. This has to be my favorite, mainly because it's just a slight exaggeration of real people and real life. The truth is always funny!
Blu-ray has great picture and sound, there are some decent indie songs on the soundtrack as well (the best one from Zane's band- but the dance moves really make it cool!). It costs quite a bit more, but it's region free and can be played in the States.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
cute sweet film. strange nerd love story for grown ups. dvd has some extras like commentary, deleted scenes, & outtakes.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I absolutely love this movie. It is witty and entertaining. It reminds me a bit of Napoleon Dynamite but a little more dynamic. This is one I watch over and over.Published 5 months ago by oakandleaf
I really really like this movie. It kind of reminds me of Napoleon Dynamite but much better. I saw Jermaine Clement in another film and really liked him so when I saw this title I... Read morePublished 6 months ago by elowyn
Product shipped as "multiformat," but contains only the blu-ray disc, while selling at an extravagant price for a single blu-ray.Published 6 months ago by BenZene
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