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Waiting For Dublin (2007/Cinema Libre DVD)


Picture: C+†††† Sound: C+†††† Extras: D†††† Feature: B+



The year is 1945, after a drunken New Year's Eve party, Lt. Mike Clarke (Andrew Keegan) made a $10,000 bet with the mob that he could shoot down 5 enemy aircrafts before the war ended. Unfortunately for him he gets lost with his co-pilot, and low on fuel he lands in Ireland, just one short of his quota. But he isn't the only one who is lost, just so happens another enemy pilot is grounded in the same town as him. Along with the locals, whom rather just get drunk at the local pub, instead of fighting, Mike makes friends with him and hatches up a crazy plan to win the bet, all the meanwhile trying to score with the local girls without getting hitched. That is the premise of Roger Tuckerís Waiting For Dublin (2007).
This is a comical film, a story of a lost pilot and his drunken misadventures. Set during the final days of World War II, the characters comical combination of two enemy pilots landing in the same town, setting aside their differences AND duties to kill each other. Instead drinking and making merry with each other, Mike then drunk (again) hatches up a crazy plan, in which his new found German friend agrees to let him shoot down his plane to get his last kill and win the $10,000 bet. The villagers all watches them on as the local entertainment, but after series of mishaps and usually failure they end up back at the bar, the war is more likely to end before they get it right.
Just as well, this is a comedy of errors.It was fun to watch along with a cast of Irish characters (more or less the peanut gallery) the crazy ideas of two enemy pilots, out of ammo, thinking up of crazy ways to shoot down a plane. The character Mike, who needs a co-pilot in his plane (someone who can hold the plane steady) as he shoots down his adversary, would have a better chance of winning the lottery; especially in a town of drunks. It is also funny to watch the romance and antics of a local girl who tries to chase him down and get married. And later, a German assassin shows up... after the war, and they must somehow convince him the war has end on his way there.It is that kind of movie.


The 1.85 X 1 picture and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo are not that great, but it is not like watching a sitcom either.There are no extras.



-†† Ricky Chiang


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