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Original Title :
Mr. Accident
Genre :
Movie / Comedy
Year :
2000
Directror :
Yahoo Serious
Cast :
Yahoo Serious,Helen Dallimore,David Field
Writer :
David Roach,Yahoo Serious
Type :
Movie
Time :
1h 28min
Rating :
4.3/10
Mr. Accident (2000) Online

A very clumsy man and his UFO-obsessed girlfriend discover a plan made by his boss to market eggs laced with nicotine. {locallinks-homepage}
Credited cast:
Yahoo Serious Yahoo Serious - Roger Crumpkin
Helen Dallimore Helen Dallimore - Sunday Valentine
David Field David Field - Duxton Chevalier
Grant Piro Grant Piro - Lyndon
Jeanette Cronin Jeanette Cronin - Constable Rikki
Garry McDonald Garry McDonald - Kelvin Chevalier
David Hoey David Hoey - Roger's Father
Felix Williamson Felix Williamson - Rats
Pippa Grandison Pippa Grandison - Nightclub Natasha
Libbi Gorr Libbi Gorr - Cpl. Brigitte
Paul Livingston Paul Livingston - Enigmatic Stranger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enrico Babic Enrico Babic - Vern
Celine Boudelot Celine Boudelot - Roger's Mother
Annalise Braakensiek Annalise Braakensiek - Fay
Peter Callan Peter Callan - Bob


User reviews

Arashilkis

Arashilkis

After the MGM lion, the first words we see are 'A Serious Film'. Don't you believe it!

As a child, Roger lived in a trailer, and his parents were cruel. They discouraged him from using his imagination, and because of the way he was brought up, he became obsessed with taking things apart.

In the present, Roger lives in a high-rise apartment building. We are introduced to a very accident-prone man. Then he goes to work at The Big Egg. More chaos! We later learn the only reason he has a job is that he is friends with Lyndon, one of the executives. Early in the movie, Duxton takes over the company from his brother.

Lyndon thinks Roger should go out and meet girls. So they go to a bar, and Roger's outfit makes a Hawaiian shirt look conservative. The night doesn't go too well, but Roger later meets Sunday, a dumb blonde who has moved into Roger's building. She was dating Duxton until he was a jerk. Sunday is actually quite smart at times, and she enjoys astronomy. This helps Roger get interested in the stars as well, but an even bigger influence on Roger is the Volkswagen hubcap he finds after one of his many accidents. At least the strange bald man SAYS it is a Volkswagen hubcap ...

This was a very funny movie, though aside from Yahoo Serious and possibly Helen Dallimore and Grant Piro, I don't think anyone really could act. The physical comedy was good, but not spectacular. Every once in a while, Roger had a series of accidents. One of the best of these scenes involved a trash avalanche. There was also a string of mishaps in a restaurant, and Roger's pathetic car often provided laughs. No matter what, it would run. And the air bags worked. Eventually.

What exactly DO you do when a waiter hands you the cork from your wine bottle? You won't believe what Roger did. And don't ask him to make you a cappucino while you're on the phone discussing exports. Especially if you want to make Chile one of your new markets.

Duxton was a cruel, cruel man. He gave a new meaning to 'downsizing'. See, he took old refrigerators to a do-it-yourself recycling place. If he had a grudge ...

The version I saw was cleaned up for TV, and there were still a few risque moments, but it wasn't too bad. There seemed to be a lot of bad language that had been edited, though. considering that this was a live-action cartoon, I would have thought it would be cleaner.

This movie was good for laughs. Not a real quality production, but fun.
Madis

Madis

This is actually one of my favorite movies of all time.

I don't see why everyone thinks this movie is so bad. This is the cutest movie I've ever seen. You might think I don't know anything about movies, but I do. I've seen extremely bad movies [ Manos : the hands of fate, etc. ] as well as movies that are considered genius [ such as 2001 : space odyssey and Clockwork orange ]. I'm not going to try to convince anyone that it's a good and smart movie, because it's not. It's not a smart movie, and it's not supposed to be. And guess what? That's what's so good about it.

It's a childish, surreal and cartoonish movies with colorful characters. I've seen other cartoon-like movies in my life, but I've never seen anything like this one. Just like the other Yahoo Serious movies, this is meant to be silly. If you rent this movie with the idea in your head that it has to be intellectual, you'll be extremely deceived. But if you like cartoons and if you like pure silly-ness, you'll like this. Personally I thought the characters were very attaching and the story very charming and cute. I can see why someone would think it's stupid, but at the same time you can't expect this movie to be different.

Of course, this isn't the type of movie that everyone will enjoy, but I think it deserves a lot more than 3 on 10. Even if you don't like this type of cartoonish fluff, I think it's a good movie to rent and just watch if you're bored. It's entertaining and colorful.
Tam

Tam

To be honest, I have never heard of this film before. When I saw it in the summer of 2003, I enjoyed it. This movie is definitely weird, funny, and original. Yahoo Serious does a great job playing Roger Crumpkin, and he does some pretty good slapstick stunts. The cinematography is brilliant, adding more colors to the scenery. The film's soundtrack is very hear-worthy with great songs. I haven't seen any of Serious' other films (except for some of Young Einstein), but this film definitely makes me want to check them out. Serious has made a hilarious, live-action cartoon that is likely to please any other fan of slapstick comedy.
Delirium

Delirium

This was a charming film that surprised me by being so well made and enjoyable. Set in a fantasy Sydney in which the sails of the opera house are big eggs and the hero is Rojer Crumpkin who is the maintenance man at the egg factory. He is a bumbling but likable soul who gets caught up with the girlfriend of his villainous boss. The movie is full of sight gags and the music was great. The sets and cinematography were fantastic, as was the performances of the actors. I can recommend this film to anyone who likes a good laugh.
Meri

Meri

I remember back in 1988 when "Young Einstein" came out and Yahoo Serious came onto the big screen. That was a classic Yahoo Serious movie. This one had it's moments, but overall lacked a consistant storyline. It jumped from place to place. All though Aussies loved this move, the US has been luke warm to it. Rock on Yahoo Serious! Make more movies
Bloodray

Bloodray

Well after watching this movie, i think i should change my name to Want-an-egg. Okay bad joke. But on a whole, i thought this movie was very funny. I loved Yahoo's little childish innocent grin, plus it was nice not to hear an American accent (no offense), but a fair dinkum (now you know where i live) Aussie accent. Plus his hair, Yahoo, never go to the barbers!! I should also mention that i hadn't heard about Yahoo about a week or so ago, my elder brother watched "Young Einstein" in physics, he told mum, then we found Mr. Accident for a dollar and bought it. The fact that we were almost rolling on the ground laughing during the intro credits, meant that i would probably like this movie. My favourite scene was actually the one where he pulls apart his typewriter with his (okay lets see if i can remember) "Obsessive Compulsive Dismantling Fixation" Think that's correct. Anyway my elder brother (who does physics) i swear he has the same fixation. Though i don't think FIXation should be a good word to use in this case.

But anyway, if you don't like eggs, aliens, rubbish bins and all round craziness, then this movie isn't for you. But if you do, i recommend this movie for a laugh.
Haracetys

Haracetys

Maybe I'm just a sucker for Sydney Opera House humor, but I really enjoyed this movie. It reminded me a bit of the Australian children's program, The Wiggles, but for grown-ups instead of kids. The characters and situations are colorful and incredibly silly, but also easy to identify with. It's intelligent in a stupid way. If you expect every movie to be Citizen Kane, then of course you'll think it's "bad," but in my opinion, Pauly Shore and Tom Green have done MUCH worse than Mr. Serious ever has.
Rrinel

Rrinel

Comedy, especially physical comedy, is totally subjective. It is fascinating that a movie can be really loved and really hated at the same time. I walked out of "There's Something About Mary" and "Ghostbusters," two very unfunny films, in my opinion.

For some reason, slapstick is a form of comedy that people think is old. Jerry Lewis can be excessive, but he is still a tremendously talented man whose best films are classics. The Mack Sennetts, Buster Keatons and Harold Lloyds of the world needed to hone their craft, learn about the camera, lighting, design, and all the niceties that make a film a professional product, especially timing. Somewhere along the line, physical comedians like Lewis, Tati and Bengnini found that their art was appreciated more in Europe than in the United States.

I first saw Yahoo Serious when he made "Young Einstein" and there was a massive promotional campaign for him and for his movie on MTV. "Young Einstein" was a real misfire for me and many others, and soon he disappeared as a presence in the U.S.

One day I wondered what became of him, and after doing a bit of searching, I found this movie. This man is a genuine talent, obviously an admirer of the great silent physical comics, yet has a style all his own. His world is a unique surreal existence with bright colors and bizarre surroundings. This is a film that was meant to be seen many times; there are so many gags and set pieces in this film that are still funny the second and third time, and he obviously subscribes to the comedy practice of throwing so much at you, if something doesn't work, the next gag will. I can imagine audiences laughing till it hurt, because physical comedy needs an audience desperately to really work. Watching the Marx Brothers on television is an entirely different experience than watching them in a theater; too much dead air, and with hundreds of people, laughter is contagious. How many of us laugh because out neighbor is laughing? Some gags in this film are beautifully constructed, to the point where I marveled at what he was doing. The opening is near perfect, the garbage on the stairway is a gem that should be seen in some special on classic comedy, it is that good (the tangent with the baby is the work of a master; it is really hard to pull something like that off with an infant). The restaurant scene has wonderful little moments that are just hysterical, from the dialogue between these two cute but incredibly strange people and the reactions from other patrons. The ending with the hubcap (I loved how he turned this into a dog food dish) is utterly unexpected and really does cap this movie off very well. While the last twenty minutes didn't work as well as the rest of the movie, the rest of it was worth the journey (I found the ending of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" very protracted and really ruined the movie for me).

For someone to have accomplished such a polished work with so few films behind him really shows how gifted he is. I barely remember this film being released, and I have a feeling that if more people saw it, it would be far more appreciated.
Samowar

Samowar

Why does everyone have to take everything so, so, so, serious. ;) This was just for fun. I watched this move and my stomach hurt I was laughing so hard. I guess some people just don't know how to have fun. Hopefully, I'll never be in that crowd of people...

ROCK ON YAHOO!!!

And make more movies...

And release some DVD's...
Heri

Heri

I love how this movie was so stupid, it was good. Yahoo Serious is an incredible actor, and I love his accent. He was so clumsy, he reminded me of myself, and that made me love him even more. The movie was good in the fact that the main character was good. He was not like some of the other movies where the main character is a drug-dealer, or alcoholic, or just plain, for lack of a better word, mean.
WtePSeLNaGAyko

WtePSeLNaGAyko

Can the most naive, sweet but terribly accident prone bachelor in the world ever find love and break a couple of unpleasant bad habits at the same time? As he blunders into a devious plot to make the world of egg-users into nicotine addicts, he discovers the answer to all is Yes. Our first viewing of this movie left us smiling but not ready to place it on the "watch 100 times" shelf. However, the more we watched it, the more clever and funnier it proved itself to be. The entire roster of characters was perfectly cast. This movie was not widely distributed in the US, I suspect less to do with so-called lack of humor than it's undisguised concerns and feelings regarding cigarette smoking and addiction. I am sorry this movie was not more available to the general public: it took a long time to track down a copy of it, and I would love to share it with my sisters and their kids.
Yozshunris

Yozshunris

This movie was a poor movie. The plot was poor and the comedy they "tried" to deliver came out poorly. The accidents seem contrived and predictable. I thought the actors tried to some extent but with this movie, it was so lame it can only go so far.One of the worst films I have seen and don't recommend it to anyone. The only accident to Mr. Accident was it's release.
Tygolar

Tygolar

"The premise of all comedy is a man in trouble."-Jerry Lewis

With a title like 'Mr. Accident' coming from a film maker named Yahoo Serious, you can anticipate a film filled with one particular character (named Roger Crumpkin) banging and bumping into and destroying many things.

During the course of this celluloid homage to the slapstick genius of yesteryear, one is treated to a linty of well constructed, creative and interesting sight gags.

While trying to make simple toast Roger manages to set his apartment on fire, starts a flood, and creates a storm of feathers that blow around his apartment.

While at a bar trying to pick up girls, he manages to throw away a lit fag (cigarette) into some goth girls hair.

While out on a date with the girl of his dreams, Sunday Valentine (Helen Dallimore), he manages to destroy the calm restaurant scene where they are having dinner and manages to have a bowl of gravy land on a waiter's head. He also gets Sunday's nice dress doused with car oil.

While driving his wreck of a car, Roger's AC , which is broken, causes his car to become an rolling icebox where he can't see clearly out the window due to all the frost. He manages to drive himself and his roommate Lyndon (Grant Piro) off a cliff into some weird auto junk yard where he finds....

While in the fold out bed... can you guess?

Roger lives in what seems to be the top floor of a very high apartment building. So.... While putting out his garbage by his door, manages to knock it over, which knocks everyone else's garbage cans over all the way down to the bottom floor, causing an avalanche of garbage cans to come crashing out the front doors. He also manages to fall out the window in the process.

While driving his car, he manages to hit something creating a hole in the gas tank creating a trail of gasoline behind his car. He then manages to throw away a lit cigarette out he window.

While working at his job in the egg factory he manages to anger his psychopathic ax wielding boss and uncovers a sinister plan hatched by the tobacco company having to do with eggs.

While watching this film I was glad to see a comedian who was able to construct comedy out of timing and ordinary situations and didn't rely on fowl language and crass humor, although there is a sprinkling of it. He did get hit in the nuts at least once.

After having read this review to my wife she comments , "You didn't even tell what country this takes place in. (Australia). That's more interesting then where somebody got hit in a certain place. Come on"

'Mr. Accident is a homage to the style of comedy that creative, athletic, and highly talented filmmakers once made. Recommended to those who appreciate good slapstick. Yahoo can now rank up their as a master of disaster along with Laurel & Hardy, Harold Lloyd, Mr. Magoo, Jerry Lewis, and Mr. Bean.
Akisame

Akisame

Yahoo Serious is like a $3 bottle of wine - had no substance to begin with and just gets worse with age. This film proves he is completely toxic. We can only hope that this is his final film and that its serious lack of success will diminish his chances of obtaining finance for any future ventures. It is right up there with "Lightning Jack" and "Les Patterson Saves the World" as the most abysmal example of Australian comedy imaginable. How tragic it is that with so many infinitely superior comedic talents in Australia Yahoo is given such vehicles to express his brand of puerile school yard comedy. And to think - he had 7 years to come up with the script. True genius!
Ielonere

Ielonere

I just saw this on television and I am happy to announce that I can finally answer my nephew's question as to what is the worst film I have ever seen, at least in the comedy category. To describe this film as elementary school level would be to insult elementary school students, who I think could create something far better. Yahoo Serious has apparently gone on a well deserved march into oblivion.
Felolak

Felolak

I know everyone said this movie was utter crap and I agree with them. I spent a few years after seeing it telling other people it was crap. I recommended they not see it. But when it came on TV, we saw the ad. I turned to family and said: "I know this is sad, but I'm thinking of watching it". My sister turned to me and said: "Yeah, me too." And you know what? It was funny.

By no means is this a good movie. It's absolutely a waste of time. But it's a good waste of time. You may still think it's crap and fair enough, but I thought it was a really funny slapstick comedy. I didn't like a couple of bits, like when the fish got hit by the car, but apart from that I thought it was good. I loved sitting there and picking out all the famous Australian faces: Flacco, Elle McFeast, Garry McDonald etc.

So, if you like to waste your time, watch this movie. Otherwise, see a drama or something.
Vozilkree

Vozilkree

Released in 2000, "Mr. Accident" stars Yahoo Serious as Robert Crumpkin, a geek and perpetual screw-up who works at an egg factor where the boss (David Field) is diabolically lacing the eggs with nicotine. Crumpkin unknowingly starts dating the boss' babe, Sunday Valentine (Helen Dallimore), which incurs his wrath. There's a subplot about Sunday's obsession with extraterrestrial life and a questionable hubcap which may or may not be of this earth.

This is sort of an Australian version of various Jim Carrey comedies, like the Ace Ventura movies, in that Serious plays a goofy geek with an outlandish haircut and there's a lot of silly, slapstick humor and madcap antics. Thankfully, there's almost zero foul, vulgar verbiage. I understand why some people don't like the movie because of the quirky Australian humor that non-Australians have to adapt to and the relatively lame name of the movie. As far as the latter goes, while "Mr. Accident" is fitting, a better name would've been "Mr. Screw-up" or "Mr. Break-it." Another problem is that Robert Crumpkin just lacks the appeal of Ace Ventura and comes off more like Carrot Top's younger, naïve brother.

I'm, however, giving the movie a solid rating because I found it consistently amusing once I got used to its unique Australian approach and sense of humor. The purpose of a comedy is to make you laugh and I laughed, even if a lot of it was laughing at how unbelievably goofy/silly/quirky it was. It was more roll-your-eyes laughing than laughing-out-loud, but nevertheless I laughed. Another great component is Helen as Sunday. She has a good supporting role and is just winsome and beautiful throughout.

The film runs 89 minutes and was shot in Sydney, Australia.

GRADE: B
Dagdage

Dagdage

I don't know why this movie is so underrated! It was certainly one of the funniest movies I saw all of last year, and when I finally got a chance to come and rate it I see that it has a 3.8! Well, the acting isn't all that great, but the physical comedy is first rate. Lots of irons to the sides of heads and vacuum flamethrowers. And it's about eggs, come on, that gets it a good rating automatically. I bought this at Wal-Mart on the $5.50 rack, and it was the best investment I made that day. This Australian comedy flick is totally awesome, and I would suggest it to all my friends.

Aqya's Rating: 10/10 Go see it! Go see it now!
Sadaron above the Gods

Sadaron above the Gods

In part, this is a slapstick comedy in the spirit of the silent film comedians, Laurel and Hardy, and the Three Stooges, for example. But, it's also a satire on the extreme lengths businesses sometimes resort to in order to achieve a competitive edge, as well as on the too frequent narrow- mindedness of parents and others who discourage imaginative activities in kids and others. It's also a love story between two wacky largely brainless people. Hellen Dallimore, as Sunday Valentine, is perfect as the cute cuddly moll of the boss of the egg processing plant, who discovers she has much more in common with Roger Crumpkin(Mr. Accident), despite his pathological clumsiness. North American audiences probably won't get the humor that the egg processing plant has been built in place of the famous bizarre-looking Sydney opera house, only one end of which remains to identify it. The rest of the roof has been reconstructed into several gigantic eggs that dwarf the original opera house. My favorite gag: the self-folding couch pull out bed, with occupant included.

I wish this film could be redone, making fuller use of the comedic potential of the main ingredients, deleting some scenes and aspects that are not important to the main storyline and are not humorous, and ending with a much more positive and meaningful basis of attachment between Roger and Sunday. For example, the side effects of the addictive nicotine-laced eggs could have been played up more. In addition to suddenly becoming smokers, everyone could have started chewing and spitting tobacco. The egg tycoon becomes a spittoon manufacturer, even selling several to the League against Tobacco.

Sunday Valentine mostly plays a passive role in Roger's further misadventures. She could have been characterized to provide a much more active part in the comedy. For example, she could have been obsessed with putting mechanical and electrical parts together in novel but mostly ridiculous useless contraptions. Thus, she would perfectly complement Roger's "Obsessive Compulsive Dismanting Fixation", and thus provide some real glue for their relationship. Eventually, she comes up with a really important invention that provides a happy ending for the story. This could be tied to the flying saucer-hub cap aspect of the story, which is left rather undeveloped, despite its repeated appearance from time to time. For example, little green men in a saucer could land, looking for their lost hub cap for their landing gear. They find it as a crucial part of a frictionless perpetual motion dynamo designed by Sunday that is supplying electricity for the egg plant. Engineers can't duplicate this wondrous source of unlimited energy because the hubcap is made of a metal not found on earth, and other metals don't work. The space visitors sample some of the nicotine-laced eggs, making them feel euphoric. They want lots more eggs. Roger offers to trade eggs for more hub caps so they can be used to light the whole city. The aliens agree and fly off with the promise to bring more hub caps for more eggs. Meanwhile the FDA has banned the sale of the plant's nicotine-laced eggs. Thus, the trade of these eggs for alien hub caps also saves the egg company from bankruptcy. Any takers?
Lightwind

Lightwind

Mr. Accident is a deliberate series of non-stop disasters and near death experiences reminiscent of Saturday Morning's Warner Brothers Cartoons. Like the coyote who falls off the cliff 5 times per episode, the "leading man" (more like an over grown klutzy child) always manages to postpone his meeting with the Grimm Reaper.

This Australian "surprise" is offensively unfunny, and at times even depressing. The 2 (out of ten) are is for the visual stunts (some never attempted by anyone since Daffy Duck) and the use of vivid colors (like in those high class national laundry detergent commercials).

There may be an age bracket where this "comedy" finds a following. I have definitely passed that age long ago. Calling all preteens: Here's a "ha-ha" for ya!
Snowseeker

Snowseeker

It pains me to say this about an Australian film but Mr. Accident ranks with the worst of the worst films I have ever seen. What's even more tragic is that it doesn't fit into the 'it's so bad it's good' category. What annoys me the most about this film is the fairly large amount of money that has been frittered away on a pointless, unfunny, underdeveloped, inept screenplay. Dumb performances (What are Garry McDonald and Elisabeth Gore aka Elle McFeast doing in this trash?), inadequate direction, no plot and a general sense of meanness totally take away from the interesting production design and leave you with a truly horrible taste in your mouth. Comedy! Ha! Do yourself a favour and stay away!
Zulkigis

Zulkigis

This is the worst movie of all-time, no doubt, and Schindler's List, did in fact have more laughs. This, not only, tells you how unfunny this movie is and how great SL is, considering it's heartbreaking and contains 1 laugh. I wish I could meet "Yahoo Serious" so I could personally throttle him, for this and all the other very, very, very bad movies he's ever been in. There is also very few things to say about Australia, seeing as they like this stupid fruit. Don't get me wrong people (Mel Gibson) from Australia are great, they brought us Mad Max. It makes me very nauseous that people like this garbage, (A review I just read said it was, "very funny," sickening, isn't it). I, personally will be boycotting this movie and will start a petition online to ban and burn all Yahoo Serious' movies for being so, and I emphasize this, so RETARDED.

These are just my personal thoughts, no doubting they are shared by everybody who has seen this movie.

Note: If you are forced to watch this movie, Clockwork Orange style, call me to commit euthanasia on you for free.
Wel

Wel

Well, I said it for The Castle, Pricilla, Muriels Wedding, and a few other movies lately. This movie is the kind of movie that, although should be a credit to Yahoo Serious and everyone involved in making it, is the kind of movie that Australians should hide whenever family from overseas visit. Blatantly obvious gags are used to death and unfortunately the funniest parts are within the first few minutes.

But sometimes the overseas market surprises. Most Aussies hate the idea of Crocodile Dundee, and are shuddering at the idea of a trilogy, but hey, the Americans think it's funny to laugh at us, so they get what they want.