Take Away

2003

Comedy

190
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 633

Synopsis


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John Howard as Burgies CEO
Rose Byrne as Sonja Stilano
Vince Colosimo as Tony Stilano
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777.7 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
88 min
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1.41 GB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
88 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Jawsh 6 / 10 / 10

Average Film, Below Average Ending.

I expected a lot walking into 'take away'. With it's 'Castle-like' plot-line and starring two great comedic actors (Vince Colosimo and Steven Curry), this film barely broke mediocre at the best of times. However it got worse, as i was watching the film i was praying for a decent ending.. My prayers were not answered however, i left the cinema hoping they'd seen the movie and felt guilty enough to refund the price of admission. * out of *****

Reviewed by chamerski 10 / 10 / 10

Decent set-up, atrocious ending

If you ever want to see an example of a film that shoots itself in the foot as it comes to its conclusion, this is it. The set-up is quite funny, but the last 25 minutes (and the guys ultimate solution to fixing their dilemma) is so uninspired and idiotic that you'll be shaking your head is disbelief. The opening is terrific, Vince Colosimo and Stephen Curry are both good sports, and they share a great rapport. Rose Byrne is charismatic and gorgeous as ever, but she's given such a nothing role and all but disappears in the second half. There's a clever opening scenes about the origins of take away shops and a few good gags here and there (Curry's expressions are always good for a laugh), but again, the sheer idiocy of the ending ruins all that comes before it. Not helping matters is the similarities in story to The Castle, and a few gags that don't quite work. Co-writer (and very funny stand-up comedian) Dave O'Neill deserves some credit for coming up with some great gags, but there's not much here to sink your teeth into.

Reviewed by romulanbee 10 / 10 / 10

This film is Wonderful!

William M. Thackeray once said "A good laugh is sunshine in the house." When I watched Take Away, I must say that the sun did shine in my house. This film was superb, the opening was very cleverly done, the story held together well, in a nutshell two fish'n chip shop owners who normally enemies are forced to form an alliance of sorts to engage in a David and Goliath struggle against a fast food chain which builds a restaurant on their street. The ending was hilarious even though I have found many who disagree with me on that one. The film was though very discreetly, portraying contemporary Australian ethnic stereotypes, in particular the collision or culture clash if you will between the traditional Anglo Australian and Italo Australian stereotypes, and how they found a sort of "unity though adversity", very nice. I found Vince Colosimo's performance as "Tony Stilano" an Italo-Australian Fish 'n Chip shop owner in his thirties to be first-class, his acting was very genuine and convincing, through his performance he managed to really bring to the surface the essence, or I should say the soul of the Italian Australian stereotype, which in reality is not too Italian but not too Australian either, Colosimo found that balance, breathed into its lungs and gave it life. The Cinematography could have been better, more shots of the local area would've been nice, from what I can see it was in Melbourne, but where in Melbourne? to me it looks like somewhere between Ivanhoe to Bullen, though I am not 100% sure on that one. I don't know why so many people are comparing this film to "The Castle" though they have similar themes running through them, Take Away stands in a league of its own. I think the film was Excellent with a capital "E" it has everything, it's funny, the jokes are great, it deals with contemporary issues facing Australian society, the story holds well, I loved it! I highly recommend it.

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