• Introducing the Dwights (2007)

Introducing the Dwights

Release Date: July 4th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2008

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Tim (Khan Chittenden) lives with his overbearing mother, Jean (Brenda Blethyn), and brain-damaged brother but has little experience with women. When he meets Jill (Emma Booth), romance blooms and the pair begin dating. Jean, whose career as a comic is in a slide, becomes jealous of her son's relationship with Jill.

Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Khan Chittenden, Emma Booth, Frankie J. Holden, Rebecca Gibney, Philip Quast, Russell Dykstra, Katie Wall

Director: Cherie Nowlan

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Film Finance, Shaftesbury Films, Goalpost Pictures, New South Wales Film & Television Office

Distributors: Warner Independent

Keywords: 2000s, Mother, Rivalry, Father, Car, Transformation, Love interest, Relationships, Amusing, Charming, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Ruthe SteinSan Francisco Chronicle

    Among the many strengths of the sweetly touching Introducing the Dwights, a small gem from Australia unearthed at the Sundance Film Festival, is that Jean never becomes Godzilla. show more

  • 40
    Wall Street Journal

    Jean's material is so flat-out awful it's amazing she gets hired at all, let alone that she once supposedly had headliner potential. It's a discrepancy that Introducing the Dwights never addresses. show more

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    It does what all good coming of age movies do, and that makes it a worthy and welcome entry into the genre. show more

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