Monster Pies 2013
1h 25min | Drama, Romance | April 2013 (Australia)
When Mike’s English teacher pairs him up for a class assignment on Romeo and Juliet with the new kid William, Mike can’t believe his luck. However as the two spend more and more time working together on a monster movie version of the Bard’s classic tale, they both soon realize their feelings for one another may be more powerful than either of them is truly ready for.
The main review of “Monster Pies” on the IMDb page calls it “A few lovely scenes scattered at random through a very clumsy movie” how wrong the reviewer can be, those of us who love our movies be them short or full, do not always look for the complete perfect end product, sometimes a movie filmed with edge takes you closer.
I can assure you “Monster Pies” does take you close and introduces two fine young actors that I honestly Believe we will hear lots more about in the future. Lucas Linehan is what you look for in an up and coming young actor, and he is the complete package, you feel the emotion from him, I have just seen a new short movie he has appeared in titled “Sheets” which is on the Festival Circuit and again he brings out the best in the part he has a lead actor. Tristan Barr the other lead in “Monster Pies” delivers a superb role and demonstrates he has the same talent to go far.
I have to admit liking Australian drama and “Monster Pies2 delivers, I am sure many young people will identify with the part of William (Lucas) the uncertainty we can have when we are young and Mike (Tristan) who delivers his part so different from the role of William, but shows how people do identify often.
A good storyline and well delivered, don’t be put off with one review!
Director: Lee Galea
Writer: Lee Galea
Stars: Tristan Barr, Lucas Linehan, Rohana Hayes