Charlie & Boots

Synopsis: A father and son who travel from Victoria to Cape York to fulfill their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip.
Director(s): Dean Murphy
Production: Instinct Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
58%
Year:
2009
101 min
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MAN:
Sorry, I just, um...

Um...

Mum, she had this amazing ability to...

..to make people smile...

..to forget their worries,

even if it was just for a few moments.

And Mum was always willing to...

..to sacrifice her own needs

for the needs of others.

She gave up her job as a teacher

to look after us on the farm.

In fact, everything she did was...

was for us, for our family

and for her boys.

Sorry. Um...

Mum taught us many things.

She taught us respect, loyalty...

..and she taught us forgiveness.

To Dad, she was his Gracie.

To Boots and l, she was, um...

..she was...

..she was Mum.

(GIRL GIGGLES)

MAN:
And to my kids,

she was their beautiful nanna.

We love you, Mum.

(TEARFULLY)

And we'll really miss you.

Sympathies, mate.

See you back at the house.

- You finished with this?

- Yes, darling.

I'll take those, love.

(KNOCK AT DOOR)

WOMAN:
I thought you could use these.

MAN:
Thanks.

(PHONE RINGS)

WOMAN:
Hi. (CHUCKLES)

You've called Charlie and Gracie.

We're not here at the moment.

Please leave us a message. Bye.

(ANSWERING MACHINE BEEPS)

MAN:
Hey. Dad. It's. uh...

it's me. it's Boots.

I. um. guess we're going to

have to change that message.

Oh. look. um. Dad. I know we haven't

been getting along very well.

but. I. um... I don 't know.

I think we've got to try.

(PLAYS NOTES ON PIANO)

- Hey.

- Hey.

MAN:
You come to do

some work, have you?

BOOTS:
How's Dad getting on?

He's alright.

Never answers his phone.

Nah, he's alright.

How's the kids?

Yeah, good.

And Mel?

She's alright.

- Has Dad been getting out at all?

- Nah, not really.

Gotta get him out doing something.

He can help me milk the cows

if he wants to do something.

OK. Better go see how he is.

BOOTS:
Dad?

Hey, Dad, it's me.

CHARLIE:
So you remembered

where we live.

BOOTS:
Dad, what are you doing?

It's bloody dark in here.

Should have the telly on.

The game's about to start.

RICHIE BENAUD:
(ON TV) Batted

very sensibly today. used his head.

And then the 100 the other day.

the first one ever in Australia.

I thought he was magnificent.

Don 't forget...

(TV BROADCAST CONTINUES

IN THE BACKGROUND)

MAN:
(ON TV) The loss. what it means...

MAN:
(ON TV) There's been

some gutsy selection.

there's been some fantastic leadership

throughout this game.

I think he needs to take

a hell of a lot of credit.

There were moments throughout

the series where Lydia was...

(TV BROADCAST CONTINUES

INDISTINCTLY)

(CATTLE LOW, BIRDS CHIRP)

.. not just the one here today.

He batted sensibly today. used his head.

I don't know. Get Nigel to cover

for me. He never does anything.

I don't know. Uh, a week?

I don't know. Maybe two.

- CHARLIE:
Hey, I was watching that.

- Come on, Dad.

- No, turn it back on.

- Nah, we're going out.

- I'm not going anywhere.

- Yeah, you are.

We're going fishing.

CHARLIE:
Fishing? Since when

have you liked fishing?

CHARLIE:
I can open

me own bloody door.

BOOTS:
Yeah, I know.

Watch your fingers.

BOOTS:
Oh, for Christ's sake.

Dad, are you coming?

Just jump in the car.

CHARLIE:
I can bloody walk.

BOOTS:
Just get in the car.

CHARLIE:
What are we doing now?

BOOTS:
I'm just gonna grab

a couple of things.

I thought we were going fishing.

We are, Dad.

I'll be back in a sec, OK?

CHARLIE:
Where are you going?

Port Fairy's that way.

BOOTS:
Yeah, we're, uh...we're not

actually going to Port Fairy.

CHARLIE:
Why not? It's the only

good fishing around here.

Yeah, we're, uh...not actually

going fishing around here.

What?

Do you remember when I was little,

you always promised me that one day

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