Ruben Guthrie

Ruben Guthrie

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Australia writer-actor Brendan Cowell turns his lauded play into a feature-length film, a fictional biopic of a creative ad man and party boy who attempts to give up booze after a drunken incident that snaps his relationship in half. Unfortunately, this sober stranger rubs his family and friends the wrong way…

2015Rating: R16, Sex scenes, violence, drug use and offensive language93 minsAustralia
ComedyDrama

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Ruben Guthrie | Reviews

60%10 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Ruben Guthrie is not perfect. It is short, sharp, funny – laugh-out-loud funny - bold, rude, showy, loud, clever, original, witty, smart and very impressive to look at. But it is not perfect, one suspects, because it realises all of those other qualities are far more important to aim for in terms of pleasing an audience.

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Variety

Variety

The dark side of Aussie drinking culture is examined in helmer Brendan Cowell's entertaining adaptation of his hit play.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

As high spirited as the subject matter, delving into the social pressures surrounding the drinking culture and its effects on life, love and family

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The Guardian

The Guardian

As an ad man in AA, Patrick Brammall convinces in Brendan Cowell’s film debut, whose glossy cynicism comes from a thoughtful place – the theatre.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Behind the comedy, amid the swirl of brand names, the loneliness at the heart of his struggle with alcohol is thought-provoking. At least until the festival party beckons. Now where's the bar?

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SBS

SBS

Despite Brammall’s best efforts, it’s hard to latch onto Ruben as a figure of empathy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Not amusing enough to get away with its titular character’s utter objectionableness.

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ABC

ABC

Sails breezily along with terrific dialogue, great performances and an extremely relatable story. It's excellent contemporary entertainment.

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Ruben Guthrie | Release Details

Ruben Guthrie is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV.