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Introducing the Dwights

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Cherie Nowlan

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Plot Summary

"Introducing the Dwights" is a heartfelt comedy about a mother who tries to come between her son and his coming of age. Tim's mom, Jean, is a bawdy and risque comedienne still hoping to make it big. His brother Mark helps their mother rehearse for shows. Together, they inhabit a non-traditional household where chaos is the norm, the music is always on, and Jean's larger-than-life personality takes center stage. When Tim meets and falls for Jill, his home becomes a combat zone as his mother fears this new girl, whose name she refuses to remember, will "break up" the unique family unit she's tried so hard to keep together. In this quirky and oftentimes touching tale, Tim must learn to manage the emotions of the women of his life without losing himself in the process.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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52%
  • Reviews Counted: 88
  • Fresh: 46
  • Rotten: 42
  • Average Rating: 5.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Sometimes Brenda Blethyn is content merely to nibble the scenery. In Introducing the Dwights, a drippy Australian family comedy caper, she chomps it to a pulp until we long for her straightforward monstrosity as a mother in Little Voice. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Introducing the Dwights is funny and poignant, with a tour-de-force performance by British actress Brenda Blethyn. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Dec 17, 2007

Fresh: There's nothing lovely, however, about the movie's bombastic ending, but there are enough small moments until then to make this mixed-up experience vaguely worthwhile. – Christy Lemire, Associated Press, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Some offbeat humor shines through the clouds of this glum domestic drama, especially when fun friends shift the focus from Jean's grating histrionics. But it never lasts long. – Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Fantastic Movie

hits close to home for most. very good movie.

Awesome

This movie is very good. It portrays what a mother has to go through with letting their child(ren) go. It is very heart felt yet funny! I first saw this movie in its native Australia. Who knew that Australia would emerge as a contender in the movie market. Way to go Aussies! Great movie!

Introducing the Dwights

Mama is a cliche: rough stone with a golden heart. Her never-ending loud-mouth bickering tone, and her hateful berating retorts to everyone who cared about her, was NOT entertaining, it was irritating. Her sweet sons (just HOW they turned out sweet is maybe the only intriguing element in this boring and predictable plot line) were well acted - in fact the entire cast was first rate. But who cares about a harridan this self-involved? Are we supposed to feel all warm and fuzzy just because she finally says something nice? Apparently. I gave it 3 stars for the skillful acting and some charming characterizations. I gave myself 5 stars for enduring it to the end.

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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2008

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