Oyster Farmer

Oyster Farmer

Oyster Farmer
Former kiwi Anna Reeves (and NZ cinematographer Alun Bollinger) delivers a small, slow moving, mildly funny, somewhat involving, Australian drama set in an oyster farming community on the absorbing Hawkesbury River. Though it’s often subtle, romantic in an Australian kind of way, and features solid performances, the sum of parts doesn’t really satisfy.

It follows Jack (O'Loughlin), a city boy new to the unglamorous oyster farming community. While involving himself with the locals, he robs the fish market and mails the cash to himself. But the darn postman drops dead and the mail spills in the vast river. Police begin hanging about, and Jack suspects the town hottie Pearl (Glenn) has picked up the parcel. Whilst investigating these suspicions, the two become hot n' heavy.
91 minsAustralia, UK
Drama

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Oyster Farmer / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A small, carefully composed film that rejoices in the parochial lin and mores of its richly textured characters...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

The film has no sense of whether it is a love story, drama or documentary. At times, it wants to be a comedy, but there never seems much to laugh about...

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New York Post

New York Post

There are the makings of a funny movie here, but novice director-writer Anna Reeves isn't up to the job...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Fails to overcome its hokey script and cliched characterizations...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It is possible to commit a robbery with a lobster. Field is a fine dramatic actor. These three things make writer-director Anna Reeves?s assured feature debut worth the ticket price...

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