Backyard Ashes (2013) torrent download

Backyard Ashes

2013

Action / Comedy / Sport

5.3

Synopsis

Dougie Waters loves nothing more than a weekend barbie and cricket match with his mates. But his paradise on earth is destroyed when his best mate and neighbour Norm is forced to leave town and their new boss, a pompous English administrator called Edward Lords, moves in. The animosity between the two men peaks during one fateful backyard cricket match when Dougie hits a ball that accidentally stuns Edward's prize winning cat, Dexter. The cat falls into the roaring BBQ and is instantly incinerated, leaving only ashes. Dougie's son captures footage of the unfortunate event on camera and it is uploaded onto YouTube where the video instantly goes viral! The idea of a backyard cricketing challenge is hatched, with the winner keeping the ashes of Edward's deceased cat, Dexter. The two teams battle it out in the greatest game of backyard cricket ever for the Backyard Ashes.

Director

Mark Grentell

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by r-burgess35 10 /10

Loved it!

It was an excellent movie. Short summery a 'whinging pommie' and a 'dinkum Aussie' sort the differences in backyard cricket. The movie itself was a good small budget comedy that unlike others really delivers not only a good laugh but conveys a message about how a person who you don't like can become a friend. The whole setting is a typical Aussie setup none other than backyard cricket. They have nicknames based on popular cricketers such as Dougie waters 'Dougie Walters' and 'pidge 'pigeon aka Glenn McGrath' the whole movie is basically dedicated to the Aussie bloke who loves playing or have played backyard cricket with mates. A must see for a comedy fan!!!

Overall 10/10 A good laugh and a great small budget film!

Reviewed by grantss 2 /10

Embarrassing

Embarrassing.

Between making great crime-dramas (eg Animal Kingdom, Snowtown), Australia makes some horrendously bad movies. Pretentious dramas (eg Jindabyne), low-brow comedies (eg the Wogboy) and its cousin, the intended-to-be-folksy-but-really-quite-stupid comedy. This is one of the latter.

Watched this because it involved cricket, and almost immediately regretted it. It has some good moments - some cricket in-jokes (eg the Muralitharan = chucker observation and bowling a beer underarm to a New Zealander) and some other laugh-out-loud moments - but these are few and far between. This is seriously bad.

Every stereotype is employed, every cliché abused in this farce. The writers and director could not have made the characters more of caricatures of Australians and English if they tried. The plot, for lack of a better word, is silly and contrived. It's as if they wanted to be as predictable and unoriginal as possible.

Embarrassing to watch, especially if you're Australian. A movie made to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

Reviewed by Equivoco 3 /10

Pretty awful (the bits I saw).

This movie was a first for me - the first movie that I have ever left (or even contemplated leaving) half way through. It was dull and unfunny, but worst of all it was clichéd. Despite some appealing performances (particularly from the women, who had very little to do) the overall effect was dispiriting. The "all bosses are bastards" concept was laid on thickly, and the upper class Englishman stereotype was offensive and could probably be viewed as racist. (The supporting "ethnic" roles were also in questionable taste.) There was a lack of logic and consistency in the set-up - for example, the English boss was a skinflint who bought a house because it was cheap but drives an expensive car. After smiling once, laughing never and gritting my teeth constantly, I left about the half way mark. Even though this is a short movie it wasn't worth wasting any more of my time on. I take no pleasure in criticising what is obviously a low budget movie, but I took even less pleasure in watching it.

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