Standing Up for Sunny

Standing Up for Sunny

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Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte stars in this Australian rom-com about a loner with cerebral palsy who helps a comedian overcome her shyness. More

"Mitte, who has cerebral palsy in real life, gives a winning performance as Travis, a young man living in a ramshackle Sydney rental whose disability contributes to his social isolation and anger management issues. When he loses his maintenance job after lashing out at bullies, Travis ends up in a pub, where he puts his withering sarcasm to good use defending Sunny – a reluctant up-and-comer on the comedy circuit – from a sexist heckler. Soon Mikey (Sam Reid), the pub's owner and Sunny's overbearing boyfriend, hires Travis to help train Sunny in the art of the comeback, and naturally sparks ensue – along with romance and laughs aplenty." (Sydney Film Festival)

2019105 minsAustralia
ComedyFestival & Independent

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Standing Up for Sunny | Reviews



The film is certainly amiable, and the low budget gives it a sense of immediacy and authenticity ... There are some obvious problems though...

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Standing Up for Sunny | Release Details

Standing Up for Sunny is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.