Eagle vs Shark is the delightful and quirky romantic New Zealand
Comedy starring Jemaine Clement (Jarrod) and Loren Horsley (Lily),
two socially awkward misfits. Lily lives with her brother and works
at a local burger store, however when she finds out she has been
sacked, her dreams of meeting Jarrod, a customer who has been
visiting the store almost methodically at 12:00pm everyday for lunch
is about to expire.
Although Jarrod has a soft spot for another work
at the burger store, he gives Lily an invitation to his "Fight-man"
party where you must come as your favourite animal. The invite gets
thrown into the thrash can and Lily decides to go on her behalf
where the two become "almost" romantically involved.
Cohen does a brilliant job at creating this unusual tension and
almost childlike innocent between the two characters as the viewer
is given an insight into their strange worlds. A heart warming
romantic comedy with two of society's misfits makes Eagle vs Shark a
refreshing break from the usual Hollywood trash.
Featured in widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1, the quality is a
little low, however it will not take away the charm of this quirky
movie. Match that with some entertaining special features and Eagle
vs. Shark is truly the feel good movie of 2008.
Director and cast audio commentary
Interview with director Taika Waititi
and crew interviews