Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      Introducing the Dwights

      R Released Aug 3, 2007 1 hr. 49 min. Comedy Drama List
      52% 89 Reviews Tomatometer 50% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score Tim (Khan Chittenden) lives with his overbearing mother, Jean (Brenda Blethyn), and brain-damaged brother but has little experience with women. When he meets Jill (Emma Booth), romance blooms and the pair begin dating. Jean, whose career as a comic is in a slide, becomes jealous of her son's relationship with Jill. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 21 Buy Now

      Where to Watch

      Introducing the Dwights

      Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

      Rent Introducing the Dwights on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

      Introducing the Dwights

      What to Know

      Critics Consensus

      Despite a predictable storyline, Introducing the Dwights succeeds on the strength of its sweet and earnest portrayal of family dysfunction.

      Read Critics Reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (354) audience reviews
      Audience Member sweet and charming family drama about an ageing comedian trying to keep her family together whilst pushing them apart. funny scenes and sad ones too. great performance from Blethyn and a good supporting cast Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/19 Full Review Audience Member A definite surprise in Australian film from this year. BY no means an Australian classic it sees the industry moving into different directions, notably producing films that will be welcomed in both the national and world wide market. Clubland, a coming of age story with hit and miss comedy may bring the more than occasional smile to your face while watching it. The character of Jean annoyed the absolute shit out of me, therefore the actress and director are successful in their characterisation. My only problem is when the film shifted and we are meant to sympathise with her I failed to see why. The difficult character of Mark wasn't pulled off as successfully as it could have been as the actor occasionally fell out of his character's speech patterns. But overall a very fine effort from the cast. I could have done without all of the sex, one scene would have sufficed, it bordered on unnecessary and uncomfortable, but that's just me. On the whole a thoroughly enjoyable Australian film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member A nice aussie flick! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member "I want to have sex with her, constantly." LOL, I wish a guy would say that to his mother about me. It was kind of cute, but I thought the guy playing the main character was younger. A 20 year old is not that shy nor naiive. :T Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member This film combined the perfect blend of teenage angst, drama, and comedy, in a wonderful combination that was heartwarming to the very core. Albeit the mother's devotion to her son definitely borderlined on the creepy, and the female best friend character was random at best, but all of the colourful characters were entrancing and the plot flowed seamlessly from start to finish. A joyous view. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member not the best Australian film around but was ok, kind of intriguing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

      Critics Reviews

      View All (89) Critics Reviews
      Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard It doesn't quite add up as a convincingly rounded drama, thanks largely to a tepid feelgood ending, but there are many good moments - and the expert acting from Blethyn alone is worth the price of a ticket. Rated: 3/5 Sep 21, 2007 Full Review Anthony Quinn Independent (UK) Brenda Blethyn gets her teeth into the role of a flamboyant showbiz monster who can't accept that her career has failed to make the big time. Rated: 2/5 Sep 21, 2007 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian This heartfelt, good-natured film grew on me, and Blethyn always commands attention. Rated: 3/5 Sep 21, 2007 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Small-minded, ambitionless, soap-opera dreck, sure to make moviegoers wish that they were never introduced to the Dwights. Rated: 1/10 Nov 26, 2020 Full Review S. Jhoanna Robledo Common Sense Media Uneven dysfunctional family dramedy for adults. Rated: 3/5 Dec 30, 2010 Full Review Brian Gibson Film School Rejects Rated: B Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Tim (Khan Chittenden) lives with his overbearing mother, Jean (Brenda Blethyn), and brain-damaged brother but has little experience with women. When he meets Jill (Emma Booth), romance blooms and the pair begin dating. Jean, whose career as a comic is in a slide, becomes jealous of her son's relationship with Jill.
      Director
      Cherie Nowlan
      Executive Producer
      Scott Garvie, Ben Grant, Cass O'Connor, Tristan Whalley, Antonio Zeccola
      Screenwriter
      Keith Thompson
      Distributor
      Warner Independent
      Production Co
      Shaftesbury Films, Goalpost Pictures, New South Wales Film & Television Office, Film Finance
      Rating
      R (Sexual Content|Language)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 3, 2007, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 21, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $378.9K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Most Popular at Home Now