Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Home Video: Danny Deckchair

Danny Deckchair
Directed by Jeff Balsmeyer
Released August 11, 2004

This feel-good dramedy tells the story of Danny, a frustrated and unhappy man who ties a bunch of balloons onto a deck chair and goes floating off into the sky. He lands in a small, tight-knit community and establishes himself as a mysterious but well-liked stranger. The film is a nice, relaxing experience devoid of a truly sensible and realistic sequence of events.

Rhys Ifans is an affable lead, and he gets great support from leading women Justine Clarke and Miranda Otto, as the old and new women, respectively, in his life. The supporting ensemble is great too. The film, while slightly predictable, is a great opportunity to just put your brain away and meditate on what it would be like to just float away and start a new life.


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