A Man's Gotta Do (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

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A Man's Gotta Do (2005)



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A family man and working stiff has a lucrative but illegal sideline in this comedy from Australia. Eddy (John Howard) makes his living as a fisherman in a small coastal town in New South Wales called Shellharbour -- or at least that's what his wife, Yvonne (Rebecca Frith), and his twentysomething daughter, Chantelle (Alyssa McClelland), think. Actually, Eddy and his partner, Dominic (Gyton Grantley), commit murders for hire when they aren't busy on the ocean. Eddy already has a slightly bumpy relationship with both Yvonne and Chantelle, but things become more complicated when Chantelle is given her walking papers by her Russian fiancé, and her new boyfriend turns out to be a ne'er-do-well who might be one of Eddy's upcoming targets. A Man's Gotta Do was written and directed by Chris Kennedy, who worked as a dentist before he found success as a filmmaker.


Amie McKenna
as Delores
Tony Barry
as Dr. Savage
Lynne McGimpsy
as Josephina
Nicholas Brown
as Young Doctor
Grant Bennett
as Police Officer
Robyn Ormiston
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for A Man's Gotta Do

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Chris Kennedy's film isn't nearly as much fun as it seems to think it is.

June 9, 2005

In this seasick, heartsick romp, a suburban Australian family struggles with love, loyalty and a fear that the patriarch is making his mortal enemies disappear.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/5

This amiable, off-kilter Australian comedy pits parental manipulation against adolescent pride, with generally amusing results.

May 6, 2005 | Rating: 2/4

The TV-sitcom script does them in.

May 6, 2005 | Rating: 2/4

The only thing more inexplicable than the loathsome score is the story's determination to impregnate all its major female characters.

May 3, 2005

Lacks a coherent message, let alone anything very funny at which to laugh.

March 1, 2007 | Full Review…

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