The BBQ is an Aussie comic fable about the humble backyard barbeque and families.
Darren “Dazza” Cook (Jacobson) holds the weekly barbeque inviting all of his friends and neighbours. His family is growing bored with his obsession and eating leftover meat for the rest of the week.
Dazza claims his history goes back to explorer Captain James Cook until his 12-year-old son receives detention and has to research this ancestral link.
Dazza’s boss enters him into the barbeque championship cookoff, on the promise of receiving training from the infamous local Scottish butcher-slash-chef (Magda Szubanski). They have to compete against the underhanded and ruthless ex-co-chef (Manu Fiedel).
The pace is good with interesting characters. I liked the scenes at the Wagyu farm and Magda excels in her role. Fun fact: This is Manu Feildel’s first acting role.
The BBQ provides lots of light-hearted moments and laughs. It is cheesy at times, so it probably suits a younger audience. Grill it and they will come.
The BBQ opens nationally in Australia on wide release Thursday 22 February 2018.
There is a companion BBQ cookbook also released.
About The BBQ
Director is Stephen Amis (The 25th Reich, The Real Thing).
Producers Lynne Wilson, Tait Brady, Deb Fryers, and Amis.
Starring: Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Manu Feildel (MKR) and RockWiz’s Julia Zemiro.
The film also stars Nicholas Hammond, still remembered for his youthful role in The Sound of Music, and introduces young Albury-born actor Frederick Simpson in his first film role.
Released by Madman Entertainment in association with Label Distribution.