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      Oyster Farmer

      Released Sep 10, 2004 1h 29m Comedy Drama List
      56% Tomatometer 16 Reviews 66% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Jack Flange (Alex O'Lachlan), a native of Sydney, loves the city life. But when he learns his sister, Nikki (Claudia Harrison), is injured, he heads for her small beachfront town to help out. Initially taking on backbreaking work as an oyster farmer to cover Nikki's hospital bills, Jack finds that he needs more cash than the job brings in. After falling for a local girl and having run-ins with his boss and his ex-wife, Jack hatches a plan to recover a batch of missing cash that has been stolen. Read More Read Less

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      Ted Fry Seattle Times There's just a little too much prettiness and plot to compete with all the eccentric behavior of the background population. Rated: 2/4 Nov 4, 2005 Full Review Dallas Morning News Rated: B- Oct 8, 2005 Full Review Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter Fails to overcome its hokey script and cliched characterizations. Aug 3, 2005 Full Review Maria Garcia Film Journal International Reeves discovers an allegory for the ebb and flow of life in these uncertain times. Mar 1, 2007 Full Review Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer ... the plot takes some unlikely turns along familiar romantic rough waters. Rated: C+ Nov 3, 2005 Full Review Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone TheMovieChicks.com I think maybe this movie was harvested before its time because, just like an oyster, it blows its juice too soon and then it's pretty much worthless after that. Rated: 2/5 Oct 8, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      tony h The world is this oyster. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Love the characters & the quirkiness. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Serge L Nice story about a guy with a plan to get rich quick backfiring somehow. Like so many englishes though, he is full of it. This would be a TV movie, pleasantly displaying the local lives. Well played and well developped characters. We get to feel the home in this place with warm and pleasant weather every day. Romance wins more than money here. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/26/15 Full Review Audience Member Nice story about a guy with a plan to get rich quick backfiring somehow. Like so many englishes though, he is full of it. This would be a TV movie, pleasantly displaying the local lives. Well played and well developped characters. We get to feel the home in this place with warm and pleasant weather every day. Romance wins more than money here. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Great acting, location and story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member well crafted aussie drama Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Jack Flange (Alex O'Lachlan), a native of Sydney, loves the city life. But when he learns his sister, Nikki (Claudia Harrison), is injured, he heads for her small beachfront town to help out. Initially taking on backbreaking work as an oyster farmer to cover Nikki's hospital bills, Jack finds that he needs more cash than the job brings in. After falling for a local girl and having run-ins with his boss and his ex-wife, Jack hatches a plan to recover a batch of missing cash that has been stolen.
      Director
      Anna Reeves
      Producer
      Anthony Buckley, Piers Tempest
      Screenwriter
      Anna Reeves
      Production Co
      First National
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 10, 2004, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Mar 28, 2006
      Runtime
      1h 29m