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Eagle vs Shark (2007)

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Release Date
 USA: Jun 15, 2007
BoxOffice: $0.1M

Official Website:
Eagle vs Shark Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for language, some sexuality, and brief animated violence.

Running Time
1 hour, 33 minutes

Country New Zealand

Production Companies
New Zealand Film Commission, Unison Films, Whenua Films

Studio Miramax Films

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• Eagle vs Shark (2007)

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Genre: Comedy

Tagline: Finding love was never so... Awkward.

Plot: Which is the more dangerous predator: an eagle or a shark? That's a trick question. Don't try to answer it. You'll have your own opinion by the end of Taika Waititi's deliciously tangy, deadpan feature debut about two colorful misfits thrown into each other's orbit.

Lily is one of those weird, sweet-natured girls with stringy hair who is quite lovely and charismatic under a surface of shy awkwardness. But most people don't have enough vision to notice, and the truth is that Lily isn't looking to change. She cashiers at a fast-food joint and pines for Jarrod, the self-aggrandizing, clueless geek from the computer store across the way. Fiercely optimistic, Lily crashes Jarrod's animal/video-game extravaganza, impressing him enough with her shark suit and gaming prowess to score a hookup with Eagle Lord (Jarrod) himself. Soon Lily and her brother are driving Jarrod back to his hometown to confront his childhood nemesis. But here Jarrod's self-absorption blossoms so mightily that it may drive even the most adoring of girlfriends away. As Jarrod prepares to exact his revenge on the past, Lily's quiet power gathers force as well.

With so much subtlety and precision in Loren Horsley and Jemaine Clement's straight-faced, oddball performances, Lily and Jarrod's attempts to reach each

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 Directed by
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 Written by
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