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Garage Days (2002)

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The story of a young garage band in Sydney, Australia trying to make it big.

Director:

Alex Proyas

Writers:

Alex Proyas (story), Dave Warner (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kick Gurry ... Freddy
Maya Stange ... Kate
Pia Miranda ... Tanya
Russell Dykstra ... Bruno
Brett Stiller ... Joe
Chris Sadrinna Chris Sadrinna ... Lucy
Andy Anderson ... Kevin
Marton Csokas ... Shad Kern
Yvette Duncan Yvette Duncan ... Angie
Gianluigi Carelli ... Micky
Tiriel Mora ... Thommo
Holly Brisley ... Scarlet
Matthew Le Nevez ... Toby
Dave Cotsios Dave Cotsios ... Sprimp Lead Guitar
Chris 'Skinner' MacGuire Chris 'Skinner' MacGuire ... Sprimp Drummer
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Storyline

A coming-of-age comedy about a young Sydney band trying to get a foothold in the competitive world of rock n' roll. After the band's first gig is a colossal failure, the lead singer takes it upon himself to go out and pursue the most successful rock manager in the country. Meanwhile the other members of the band continue to deal with the kind of every day life issues that can ultimately tear a band apart. It may be the dawn of a new millennium but it's still a long way to the top if you want to rock n' roll. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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What if you finally got your big break and you just plain sucked?

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Comedy | Music | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dias de Ensaio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,600, 20 July 2003

Gross USA:

$32,500

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$716,888
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Joe's new girlfriend gets out of the bathtub filled with red paint, she is very obviously wearing a wetsuit (look at her neck in closeup shot) See more »

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It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)
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Cute, but not quite good...
16 December 2003 | by billy_loomis1See all my reviews

I don't need to say that i only rented the movie because i saw Alex Proyas name on it. Ofcourse i had read some reviews and seen some pretty slick pics on the net, so i knew what i was getting into. Although i was quite sure that it was a hot potato i expected some style from Proyas, some darkness despite the original premise. What i got wasn't from what i expected, style-wise. Quality-wise though...

The movie started off, more or less like "Snatch" or "Lock Stock..." choose your preference, anyways, quick cuts, some rather silly jokes, freeze frames et la. I though of just stopping the flick and go see a real movie on the nearby theatre. But naw, i just could not, i 've never done that, so why now? I MEAN it didn't suck THAT MUCH. This had all the trademarks of an Alex Proyas movie, i mean it ain't no "Planet of the Apes"(in this one you can tell who directed it), the rock music is here, as a matter of fact The CURE are here as well, the stylish dark kind of MTV shots are here, slow motion clear and present, a pinch darkness? Here as well. But despite having all these elements, i just couldn't stop wondering, what attracted Proyas to the project, it's fairly average if not total garbage of a script. Although not cliched, it has its fair share of wickedness, some funny moments, some chilling moments and some slapstick, but overall it is a mess. What it needed was wit but It lacked wit, it could have worked if there were some Woody Allen or Kevin Smith one-liners--their movies lack srtucture too anyway!--. The music now: as i said it's quite cool, not The Crow kind of cool but still it was a pretty nice little collection of songs, these were used nicely through out the movie, sometimes effectively, most of the times just to provoke feelings that the actors are unable to communicate.

What made the movie worthwhile though, was the fact that it had a few set-pieces which were cool, like a certain bloody bath tub or that slow-mo(bullet time you say?) rain, which looked obviously phony but still that is what makes them attractive. Acting is fairly average, Haley Joel Osment could act the feminine parts better than these gals...not to mention the guys parts the governor of California could kick some serious acting but here! The cinematography is moody at times, there are some new hotties coming out of this flick(no not that leading lady! But surely the other two ladies are certainly going to Hollywood...although they shouldn't really act..if you know what i mean)but other than that... A Final notice i hope I, ROBOT is a return to form, cause this gives Alex a bad name. I mean man! Get a hold of yourself! You've seen it before, it's tv-movie quality, it wanted to be ALMOST FAMOUS--but it's just shite.

4/10 Choose life, Choose another movie...


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