“If Dad is the backbone, Mum is the other bones. All of 'em.”
Aussie filmmaker Rob Sitch, who co-wrote The Castle with Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Jane Kennedy, captured the glorious eccentricity of the quirky and good-humored Kerrigan family, with warm and winning results.
Living in a makeshift home, the titular “Castle” is located just a couple of yards from the bustling Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne, and the clan are unabashedly prideful and proud of their detailed, modest, and rather tartan dwelling.
The patriarch of the Kerrigan clan is Darryl (Michael Caton), and his hand is forced into action after a building inspector representing the airport comes along and condemns their home, planning to knock it down and allow…