• Eagle vs. Shark (2007)

Eagle vs. Shark

Release Date: June 15th, 2007

DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2008

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Lily (Loren Horsley), a socially awkward fast-food waitress, meets Jarrod (Jemaine Clement), an equally oddball video-game clerk, at a costume party. She flips over him, even though he is not exactly the nicest guy around, and the pair begin a strange relationship. Gearing up for his ultimate revenge against a high-school bully, Jarrod dumps Lily, but she digs her heels in and refuses to give up the fight.

Cast: Loren Horsley, Jemaine Clement, Brian Sergent, Rachel House, Craig Hall, Joel Tobeck

Director: Taika Waititi

Genres: Dark comedy , Romantic comedy

Production Co: New Zealand Film Commission

Keywords: Amusing , Transformation , Revenge , Small town , Offbeat , Underdog , 2000s , Love ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A Kiwi nerd love story and loopy portrait of Down Under underachievers, Eagle vs. Shark offers a deadpan take on family, friendship, obsession and self-delusion. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This debut feature, occasionally arch but consistently affecting, shares the deadpan esthetic of "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Ghost World." show more

  • 40
    James GreenbergThe Hollywood Reporter

    More dumb than funny. show more

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