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Garage Days (2002)

  Directed by: Alex Proyas
Starring: Russell Dykstra, Kick Gurry, Pia Miranda, Chris Sadrinna, Maya Stange, Brett Stiller
Links: Garage Days on the IMDb, Buy the Soundtrack, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD
Genre: Musical
Awards: AFI Awards: Best Film 2002 (nominee)

This movie gets: 8.00 (1 rating)
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Garage Days (2002) is also mentioned in pearly's review of Travelling Light (2003).

"A whole heap of fun" - a review by pearly

This film is a glamourised, beefed-up view of what it's like to be in a band - not particularly realistic, but so much fun! Kick Gurry stars as the lead singer, Freddy, who has spent his whole life wanting to be a rock star. His girlfriend Tanya (Pia Miranda - another partnership for Pia and Kick, who starred in Looking for Alibrandi together) is the bassist, Brett Stiller plays Joe (the guitarist), and Chris Sadrinna is the goofy drug-loving drummer.

The bunch are tied together by their manager Bruno (Russell Dykstra) who is lovable, but pretty useless. And so, the band try to make their break by getting themselves a new manager, and, as you can imagine, there is much merriment along the way.

The film is aimed at a youngish crowd, and is bound to pull them too. Aside from a pretty rocking soundtrack, which was put together by Dave McCormack of Custard and The Titanics (he also has a cameo in the movie - surprisingly enough, playing in a band, plus he coached the band members so that they wouldn't look stupid when "playing" their instruments), there's lots of footage shot at the homebake music festival, including snippets of songs by The Superjesus and 28 Days (the film makers actually filmed scenes of the movie in front of the homebake crowd).

But in amongst all the tomfoolery, there are some serious issues being explored. Joe's mental health begins to decline, the band's number 1 fan Kate (Maya Stange) becomes pregnant, the whole gang mess around with drugs (and not always with good effects). It's like a U.S. sitcom, but without the messages being shoved down your throat; just something to think about.

This is definitely a good one to see if: you love music, you want something to make you smile and laugh, and/or you're a teenager or a twenty-something.

pearly gives this movie 8 out of 10.
Review created on Tue 17 Sep 2002

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Reader comments

  1. omg he is so so so so gorgeous! i loooove him yum yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from emmy on Fri 02 Jan 2004 18:46 #

  2. Well if you enjoy Movies i like do.. You will come to like bloody good movie when you see one.. this was acutully very funny and a great laff!

    Rating given: 9

    A comment from Crazie on Thu 29 Jul 2004 15:56 #

  3. ok in the movie grage days..theres a song playing in the credits and its a girls voice.. does anyone no the name of the song

    A comment from jay on Wed 16 Feb 2005 04:59 #

  4. Esta película es muy diferente a las comunes norteamericanas, por eso es que me llamó la atención. Lo único que no me gusta es que no encuentro mucha info de Chris Sadrinna, si alguien sabe alguna webpage, me la podría sugerir?

    Rating given: 7

    A comment from Dana on Sun 03 Jul 2005 13:46 #

  5. This movie was AMAZINGLY funny!! i loved it so much!

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from squirt.. on Tue 02 Aug 2005 11:51 #

  6. Puts pool in a whole new Perspective! So funny!

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from Abbey on Sat 12 Nov 2005 12:52 #

  7. Best movie ever...
    Hottest guy everrr...

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from Sarah (http://febrezeguzzler.journalspace.com) on Thu 02 Feb 2006 00:58 #

  8. OMG Chris sadrinna is sooo hott!!

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from Ciara on Tue 13 Jun 2006 08:58 #

  9. some1 PLEASE friggin tell me and um "jay" tha name of that bloody song with tha girls voice !!! ITS SO HARD TO FRIGGIN FIND !!

    Rating given: 5

    A comment from raee on Sat 06 Jan 2007 02:32 #

Those who have commented give this movie: 8.88 (8 ratings)

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