"We Can Be Heroes" is the groundbreaking mockumentary series that follows the journey of five extraordinary Australians as they compete for the prestigious title of Australian of the Year. Chris Lilley brings to life five characters - Phil, a policeman turned rescue hero who becomes a motivational speaker after saving nine children from a runaway jumping castle; Ricky, a Chinese physics genius and aspiring actor who plays the lead in a musical about Aborigines; Ja'mie, a self-promoting private schoolgirl who shows off by sponsoring 85 Sudanese refugees; Daniel and Nathan, twin farm boys embarking on a world first eardrum transplant; and Pat, a disabled suburban housewife who has invented the sport of rolling.
Versatile and funny
- We Can Be Heroes: Series review by JD
Chris Lilley plays several unlikely heros and heroines in their bids to be Austrailian Hero of the year. His is a very gifted actor and each character is exactly and brilliantly played. Even twin brothers have well noticed differences. Most of the characters have a huge personality flaw which is irritating, I'm glad he played a few pleasant ones. The parodies of some stereotypes are agonisingly funny in a deep and black way, a pretty contemporary comedy. There is some slap stick but mainly an oblique look at how there is n'ought so queer as some folk.