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Danny Deckchair (2003)



Critic Consensus: Danny Deckchair mines some earnest pleasure from a concept with its head in the clouds and two stars whose chemistry is grounded, but the comedy quickly runs out of air when the premise comes back down to the earth.

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Jeff Balsmeyer makes his writing and directing debut with the Australian romantic comedy Danny Deckchair. Rhys Ifans plays Danny Morgan, a building tradesman living in the Sydney suburbs with his upwardly mobile real-estate agent girlfriend, Trudy (Justine Clarke). When she chooses to postpone their vacation together in order to show a house to TV personality Sandy Upman (Rhys Muldoon), Danny takes matters into his own hands by fastening helium balloons to a chair and sailing over the city. Landing in the small town of Clarence, he meets and falls in love with parking cop Glenda (Miranda Otto).

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Rhys Ifans
as Danny Morgan
Miranda Otto
as Glenda Lake
Justine Clarke
as Trudy Dunphy
Rhys Muldoon
as Sandy Upman
Alan Flower
as Ray Vitali
Brian Langsworth
as Real Estate Agent
Steve Rassios
as Real Estate Agent
Madeleine James
as Real Estate Woman
Gina Bortolin
as Helen Costas
Duncan Young
as Phil Stubbs
Ross Perrelli
as Young Bobby
Steven Rassios
as Real Estate Agent
Colin Angus
as Elderly Neighbor
Yanna Black
as Police Operator No. 1
Garrie Scott
as Party Shop Assistant
Maeve Byrne
as Police Operator No. 2
Peter Eyers
as Police Operator No. 3
Victoria Karozis
as Police Officer
Paul Wilson (XLIV)
as Air Traffic Controller
Ross Pirrelli
as Young Bobby
Danny Nash
as Air Traffic Controller
Keith Agius
as Police Officer
Anthony Phelan
as Jim Craig
Peter Eyres
as Police Operator #3
Nadia Townsend
as Linda Craig
Alex Mann
as Sandra Craig
Maggie Dence
as Meredith Butcher
Frank Magree
as Sergeant Dave
Peter Fisher
as Fire Captain Robbo
Jack Carty
as UFO Teenager
Jane Beddows
as Regina Carter
Jasmina Singh
as Indian Sister
Paviterjeet Singh
as Indian Sister
Michelle Collins
as Checkout Lady
Rajpreet Singh
as Indian Sister
Lester Morris
as Mr. Potts
Shar Grover
as Bus Stop Woman
Jeanette Cronin
as Maggie Pike
Nick Holland
as `In the Morning' Presenter
Stephen Holt
as Nobbie Furco
Angus King
as Darren Kehole
Nicholas Holland
as "In the Morning" Presenter
Simon Mills
as Old Codger
Marie Patane
as "In the Morning" Presenter
Tassa Behan
as Teenager
Karen Pang
as Sonya Tims
Kathryn Dagher
as Debby Lleyton
Michael Barnacoat
as Dick Lleyton
Martin Lewis
as Macadamia Ball Man
Rohan Seinor
as Macadamia Ball Man
Guy Leslie
as Brownie
Dane Carson
as Newsreader
Amanda Wenban
as Newsreader
Julia Zemiro
as Effusive Woman
Amanda Wenba
as Newsreader
Thomas Lloyd
as Reporter
Stephen Hobb
as Polesitter
Warwick Moss
as Wing Commander Matthews
Ken Porter
as Howard the Boss
Owen Buik
as Cement Man
David McCubbin
as News Director
Leanna Brockenshire
as Aus 11 Receptionist
Paul Eden
as Aus 11 Cameraman
Peter Franks
as Helicopter Pilot
Leon Fryer
as Reporter
Pam Singh
as Indian Mother
Leanne Brockenshire
as Aus 11 Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Danny Deckchair

All Critics (77) | Top Critics (31)

Pleasant little diversion with some sweet moments.

December 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Balsmeyer may remind you of the guy at the party who, after one too many shots, puts a lampshade on his head. It's funny for maybe a moment -- until you realize, to your horror, that he doesn't know when to stop.

September 17, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

The easygoing humor and uplifting messages -- that it's never too late to turn your life around -- are welcome, especially in the September movie doldrums.

September 17, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

As for the charm factor, I can't think of any screen couple this year with more of such an elusive quality than Ms. Otto and Mr. Ifans.

September 9, 2004 | Full Review…

Unlike its main character, it never quite achives lift-off, but it is a pleasant little diversion with some very sweet moments.

September 5, 2004 | Rating: B-
Top Critic

Such sentiments are fine, of course, but they're not the ingredients of groundbreaking filmmaking. We've been over this territory ad nauseum.

September 2, 2004 | Rating: C-

Audience Reviews for Danny Deckchair

I don't know why, but I always feel like I have to watch Rhys Ifans movies. I admit I was hoping the movie was going to be more about him in the air most of the time, but it wasn't too bad a film. A bit cheesy and whatnot, but it's a feel good movie.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer



Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

Very orginal & interesting film - funny too!

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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