Story

Joffa the Movie is a mockumentary depicting the daily life of Joffa Corfe. Joffa is a fanatical Collingwood supporter who runs a handyman business with his sidekick, Shane (Shane McRae). Joffa and Shane have a knack for getting into trouble. This drives the local priest, Father Bob McGuire (played by himself), to the point of total distraction.

The pair’s friendship becomes strained when Shane starts falling asleep at work, causing them to lose jobs. To make matters worse, Joffa catches Shane going through his wallet. Joffa ends the friendship and sends Shane packing. Shane, however, has a big surprise for his old friend.

Themes

None of concern

Violence

Joffa the Movie contains occasional low-level violence. Some of the violence is verbal, and some of it is slapstick. For example:

  • Joffa shouts at Shane in an abusive way several times.
  • A couple of times, Joffa uses either his hand or a rolled-up paper to hit Shane across the top of the head.
  • While Joffa and Shane are driving, a second car follows them. It is full of men shouting abuse at Shane for driving a Volvo. Shane drives off and the second car follows them and pulls in front when Shane stops. The abusive men get out of their car and smash the windscreen on Shane’s Volvo. Then they throw their drinks over the windscreen, get back into their car, and drive off.
  • During a business management course, Shane is repeatedly ridiculed and demeaned by one of the other participants.
  • Shane gets into a fight with a man at a workshop. The two men grab each other by the throat. They push and shove each other.
  • There are scenes of rough and tumble play during a football game.
  • After catching Shane going through his wallet, Joffa grabs Shane by the throat and pushes him around.

Content that may disturb children

Under 8

Some children might be concerned by scenes of accidental harm in this movie. These scenes include the following:

  • While working on a construction site, Shane falls on a piece of wood. He straddles it and injures his groin. He appears to be in some pain.
  • Joffa accidentally smashes and crushes an unoccupied car with an excavator.

From 8-13

Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie.

Over 13

Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie.

Sexual references

This movie contains a couple of mild suggestive sexual references. For example:

  • Joffa and Shane’s slogan is, ‘Anything, anytime, anywhere’. Joffa questions Shane about the slogan’s meaning, suggesting that it has sexual undertones.
  • Joffa and Shane are called to a job that turns out to be a massage for 97-year-old Mavis. Mavis used to go to dances with Ron Barassi’s father. We hear Joffa making some cryptic remarks about their slogan ‘Anything, anytime, anywhere’. Mavis tells Shane that she has the coconut oil out. She says that after Shane has used the coconut oil on her, they will ‘see what happens’. Shane gets back into the car later, refusing to talk about the experience.

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

This movie contains some use of substances. For example:

  • A couple of scenes show gatherings at football clubs with men holding glasses of beer.
  • Men hold bottles of beer at Joffa’s birthday barbeque.

Nudity and sexual activity

None of concern

Product placement

None of concern

Coarse language

Joffa the Movie contains frequent coarse language and put-downs. 

Ideas to discuss with your children

Joffa the Movie is a light-hearted mockumentary targeting a grown-up audience. It might also appeal to teenagers who have an interest in football. The movie has some funny moments, particularly those involving Father Bob.

The main messages from this movie are that:

  • working together as a team is what wins the game
  • mateship is one of the most important and meaningful things in life.