100 Word Review – Eagle Vs Shark (2007)

Not the animal on animal gore fest you might expect. This is a wonderfully quirky Australian comedy.

Lily (Loren Taylor) works in a fast food restaurant in the same mall as the tech shop where Jarrod (Jemaine Clement) works. When he invites her to his friend’s animal-themed fancy dress (thus the title), all of her dreams have come true. What follows includes a road trip, exotic candles and a fight to the death. 

Written and directed by the hugely talented Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows), this is funny, romantic, awkward and very human. It’s an absolute delight!