Backyard Ashes


Action / Comedy / Sport

IMDb Rating 5.2 10 539


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Reviewed by grantss 2 / 10



Between making great crime-dramas (eg Animal Kingdom, Snowtown), Australia makes some horrendously bad movies. Pretentious dramas (eg Jindabyne), low-brow comedies (eg the Wogboy) and its cousin, the intended-to-be-folksy-but-really-quite-stupid comedy. This is one of the latter.

Watched this because it involved cricket, and almost immediately regretted it. It has some good moments - some cricket in-jokes (eg the Muralitharan = chucker observation and bowling a beer underarm to a New Zealander) and some other laugh-out-loud moments - but these are few and far between. This is seriously bad.

Every stereotype is employed, every cliché abused in this farce. The writers and director could not have made the characters more of caricatures of Australians and English if they tried. The plot, for lack of a better word, is silly and contrived. It's as if they wanted to be as predictable and unoriginal as possible.

Embarrassing to watch, especially if you're Australian. A movie made to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

Reviewed by kenosull 9 / 10

Funny, especially for cricket fans

A mate in Australia recommended this movie to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's light-hearted and silly and packed with loads of subtle cricket references (Jardine, Dexter, Harlequin caps, impersonations of famous commentators etc.) which keeps the narrative moving along at a very predictable but steady pace. The story is a bit weak but it's never less than highly entertaining. At times, the stereotypes are a little obvious but remember folks that this is a COMEDY. It's meant to be funny and in the manner of the typical Australian cinematic style (and its refreshing non-conformity to a PC strait-jacket), it entertains without offending.

Reviewed by lexigist-312-557999 10 / 10

A down to earth Aussie Movie

If you liked The Castle or The Dish, then this movie is for you. The characterisations were good, although the "posh" English accent was a bit off. Many of the actors are not terribly well known which gives it an authentic feel. Set in Wagga Wagga a town in outback NSW and full of consummate Aussie humour this movie portrays a typical Australian family with no frills, just a movie about mates and mateship, cricket of the backyard variety and breaking down boundaries - eventually!! Well done to Crow Crow Productions, an independent production company that focuses on the development of New Australian film, and such a shame the Australian movie distributors didn't pick this one up.

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