Goddess Thursday, 20 June 2019

Goddess

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Kitchen sink mama drama.

  • Starring:

    Laura Michelle Kelly, Magda Szubanski, Ronan Keating, Dustin Clare, Hugo Johnstone-Burt

  • Directed by:

    Mark Lamprell

  • Running time:

    104 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Children throw tantrums in a supermarket, kicking, screaming and pulling products from shelves. A television set is kicked. Broken glass. A woman jokes she could slap her children into next week. A plane crash is imagined. Two people repeatedly bump heads. A man is hit with a frying-pan. Whale-hunting (discussed). Domestic arguing. A war movie shows a tank firing. A child injures a cat with gardening shears (implied). Blood/gore: A small amount of blood is seen when a woman cuts her foot on broken glass.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple undress in preparation for sex; roll around intimately. A couple is seen beneath sheets after (implied) sex. A woman sucks her finger seductively. Kissing. Nudity: A man is seen half-naked; his bare chest, bottom and back are seen. A woman wears a towel. Dancers were skimpy outfits. A woman is photographed nude (vision obscured).

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, cocktails).

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, a-words, slang for genitalia, b*tch. Name-calling.

  • THEMES:

    Stay-at-home parenting, self-fulfillment, pursuing dreams, destiny, raising children, marriage, relationships, tantrums, being judgemental, honesty, infidelity, price of fame, success/failure, compromising dignity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Several high aerial shots over water, cliffs. Kids eat cow poo, wear tampons as jewellery. A toilet and a potty are seen. A poo is seen in a potty. Goat, whales, cows. A goat is milked. Animal noises. Roast meat, lobster, caviar, oysters are eaten. Cancer (mentioned). Farting. Spitting. Inability to have children (discussed).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Original score. Colourful, upbeat and energetic. Fantastic performance from Laura Michelle Kelly. Contemporary. Wholesome.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Irresistible.

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