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  • Summary: When the long awaited holiday of cement truck driver Danny (Ifans) goes south thanks to his scheming girlfriend, he escapes his suburban prison and blasts into the skies in a garden chair tied with helium balloons. (Lions Gate Entertainment)
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Danny Deckchair may be a trifle, but it offers a breezy lift for the dog days of summer.
  2. Reviewed by: M. E. Russell
    75
    A charming small-town comedy, thanks to the playfully romantic lead actors.
  3. Reviewed by: Sara Gebhardt
    70
    This charming, hopeful story does very well just by validating our daydreams.
  4. A pleasantly sappy fable of new beginnings that suggests a Frank Capra film sweetened with an extra layer of sugar glaze.
  5. 50
    Best known for "Notting Hill," Ifans remains a charming actor, but even his fine work can't get this lead zeppelin off the ground.
  6. 50
    American-born writer-director Jeff Balsmeyer can't seem to make up his mind whether he's making a gentle romantic comedy with heartfelt trimmings, or a full-court Aussie farce.
  7. 40
    It's a pleasant enough ride, certainly, but in the end it also has all the wicked emotional punch of Bill Cosby on Quaaludes.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JackS.
    Jun 30, 2006
    9
    A funny and quirky movie, very light hearted and super silly. What better way to spend a rainy day!

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