Most men hold their head high, put their back to the wall and do what they must to give their family what they want. This is the story of one such man. Eddy does what he has to do to give his family what they want. He owns a fish trawler, has a beautiful home with all the mod cons, an attractive wife Yvonne, and a 19 year old daughter, Chantelle. Life seems pretty normal, except for the last 25 years, Eddy has been secretly moonlighting as a standover man, Yvonnes considering having a fling with Paul the plumber and Chantelles fiance Rudi, has seemingly disappeared.
On top of all this, Eddy finds it hard to express how he feels, especially now that his little girl is engaged and will soon be leaving the family home. So Eddy hatches a plan to better understand his daughter and recapture the closeness they once had. He enlists his new right-hand man, Dominic, to secretly read Chantelles diary to him. Suddenly, Dad seems to understand his family, able to anticipate their every need. Yet in the process, more secrets than anyone was prepared for begin to surface with shocking yet hilarious results.
This movie is a little on the strange side, as are a lot of Aussie films, but it is wholly original, and that fact deserves recognition. We are John Howard fans (love him in All Saints -- "bugger off") so we were thrilled to find this not very well known movie. He is excellent as Eddy, a man with a lot going on. I highly recommend this film, although let it be known, that I did say it is a little bit strange. Well worth a look.