Named after Australia’s favourite pass time, behind beers of course comes, The BBQ. The film is written and directed by Stephen Amis and stars Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Lara Robison, Nicholas Hammond, Faith Seci, Justine Jones and co-host of My Kitchen Rules, Manu Feildel.
The film tells the story of Dazza Cook, an Aussie everyman who believes he is a descendent of Captain James Cook and loves his BBQ. After he accidently gives his neighbours food poisoning, Dazza seeks out help from an odd Scottish chef known as ‘The Butcher’ to help him win an international BBQ competition and regain his reputation on the barbie.
This could have been an absolute Aussie classic! A story about something that seems to be in our blood, yet what a disappointment. Although there were funny moments along the way, a lot of the storyline was just plain silly and not in a good way.
Reviewed by Riley Hooper.