Displaying items by tag: Australia Friday, 05 June 2020

Sweet Country (2017)

Published in S
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 22:18
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    Revenge is Sweet.

  • Starring

    Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Tremayne Doolan, Trevon Doolan, Anni Finsterer

  • Directed by

    Warwick Thornton

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped, shot, beaten, chained, grabbed, hit with objects, pushed, handcuffed, hit, threatened (I'll skin him and then I'll skin you and then I'll tie up that young one/I'll cut your f*cking hands off/I'll shoot you for desertion/not until that murdering bastard is swinging by his neck), speared, punched, knocked to the ground, bitten (scorpion), stomped on, pursued, pistol-whipped, imprisoned, sprayed with blood spatter. A woman is knocked to the ground and held there (potential rape implied). Door/house shot up with occupants inside. A scorpion is crushed underfoot. A man who "just came back from the [Western] Front" appears to suffer from PTSD. A bull's testicles are castrated/fried/eaten. A man raises his gun/fists toward his wife. Theft. Object thrown. Yelling, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody corpses. Bloody faces, mouths, heads, neck, forehead, shirt, knife, bullet wounds, clothing, open gash; blood spatter, spurting blood, gurgling blood. Chunks of gore around bloody bullet wounds/fatal head gash. Swollen black eye. Funeral.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is raped (offscreen/noises heard). Unwanted pregnancy. A man says he was hoping to have sex with a young girl. Couple in bed together (sex implied). Ogling, flirting. Nude man (genitals obscured). Shirtless men. Infertility mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer). Intoxication, alcoholism. Smoking (pipe, cigarettes; spitting tobacco). Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling (idiot, black bastard, wanker, blackfellas, black stock, little thief, mad, bloody dog, whitefella, mild breed, prisoner, cheeky, miserable, murderer, not right in the head, dolt, d*ckhead, cowards, etc). Religious references (reading from the Bible, prayer) and exclamations (in the eyes of the Lord, the Christian thing to do, what the hell, Jesus Christ, etc).

  • THEMES

    Arrernte people, Australia, indigenous history, racism, inequality, sexual abuse, alcoholism, tracking, murder, injustice, revenge, mercy, surrender, grief, death, self-defense, guilt, oppression, prejudice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, court, prison cell, pub settings. A hangman's noose is tied. Horses, dog, cows, bulls, scorpion, flies. Vomiting, lightning, thunder, rainbow. Roast chicken eating. Some subtitles. Inspired by a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Harsh, beautiful, lyrical, beautiful, angry, poetic, vivid, phenomenal, intelligent, stark, lean, splendid, solemn, muscular, quiet, urgent, tragic, subtle, clear-eyed, full-hearted. Excellent/stunning performances, richly drawn characters, sparse/moving dialogue, understated costume/production design, measured/unhurried/beautiful pace, layered/lithe/soaring storytelling, riveting second half, ravishing/striking/magnificent/scorched landscapes, arresting/accomplished/handsome/expressive/breathtaking/stunning/epic/panoramic cinematography, music-free soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some characters are less satisfying drawn/some flavourless dialogue.

Three Summers (2017)

Published in T
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 11:20
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Australia in a tent.

  • Starring

    Nichola Balestri, Nicholas Boshier, Kate Box, Caroline Brazier, Rebecca Breeds, Michael Caton, Adriane Daff, Mahesh Jadu, Amay Jain, Damon Lockwood, Sam Longley, Deborah Mailman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Peter Rowsthorn

  • Directed by

    Ben Elton

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man punches another man. A woman pushes her daughter away. A security guard bends a man's arm behind his back. Small equipment explosion (smoke/loud bang). A youth wears an ankle monitor. Men argue about racial differences. A mobile phone is stolen. A man is belittled in front of a large crowd. Mobile bomb factory, white supremacists, Hitler, beat your wife, ethnic cleansing, oppressed freedom, imprisoned without trial mentioned. References to white invasion, the stolen generation, occupied country, asylum seekers, refugees, detention centres.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed after one-night stand. Married couples in bed together (post-sex implied). Kissing, flirting, crotch-adjusting. A man tries to force a woman to kiss him. Nude man (genitals mostly obscured), shirtless men, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Song lyrics mention sexual politics, rape, castration, tampons. Tinder, Grindr, hooking up, nude calendar, root mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, hip flask). AA meetings, alcoholism discussed, pub setting. Recovering alcoholics, smoke some crack, stoners, binge drinking mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    A handful of f-words, s-words, a-words, bloody, crap, p*ss, d*ck, balls. Name-calling (b*tch, d*ckhead, whitefellas, blackfellas, pretentious twat, white boy, crazy idiots, bloody fool, bloody idiot, thief, racist, bum-fluff hipster, prick-teasing b*tch, sick lonely old man, etc). Religious exclamations (Jesus, heaven, oh God, hell, etc). Comic references to f-word (folking, folked up, etc).

  • THEMES

    Folk music, festivals, father-daughter relationships, regional radio, camping holidays, indigenous issues, refugees, multiculturalism, security, audition, music, instruments, talent, success, selfies, the theremin, culture, dog washing, alcoholic fathers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/grandmother mentioned. Dead wife/mother (car crash), estranged wife/mother mentioned. Church setting. Dog. Thunder. Instruments made with bone, gut and animal skin mentioned. Kangaroo skin coat worn. Fart mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Breezy, inoffensive. Diverse characters, great cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Safe, bloated, messy, over-plotted, ham-fisted, outdated, disposable, unfunny, weightless, disappointing. Clumsy/sanctimonious/clunky dialogue, predictable/bland central romance, transparent politics.

Don't Tell (2017)

Published in D
Friday, 12 May 2017 00:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    CTC.

  • Starring

    Sara West, Aden Young, Jack Thompson, Jacqueline McKenzie, Rachel Griffiths, Susie Porter, Gyton Grantley, Robert Taylor, Martin Sacks, Robert Coleby, Leeanna Walsman

  • Directed by

    Tori Garrett

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Implied suicides (hanging legs of girl; man dead in car with hosepipe attached to muffler). A woman explains the details of the sexual abuse she experienced as a child (see Sex/Nudity category). A woman experiences frequent flashbacks of her molester/the abuse she suffered. A man is kicked, face-grabbed. A woman shoots a door, fires a gun into the air. A couple is held at gunpoint. A woman looks at crime scene photos/suicide note of her dead abuser. Video seen of police interviewing a child abuse victim. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Suicide, child abuse, paedophile, arrests, stolen car, self-harm discussed/mentioned. A woman mentions a legal case (Deatons Pty Ltd v Frew) where a barmaid threw a glass at a patron causing blindness. A man walks into an animal pen with a gun ready to shoot a lame kid goat/a crying woman tenderly holds the animal while gesturing her disagreement/the scene ends implying that the animal was saved. Blood/gore: Corpses (hanging legs/body in car).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A  male teacher is seen grooming a young girl for sex (touching/caressing/kissing/undressing/handing her notes/making her promise not to tell anybody about his behaviour/asking her to lie down). A woman describes the sexual abuse she received as a child (mostly mentioned or implied in flashback sequences); a trusted male is seen touching/caressing/undressing/grooming her; digital penetration/full sex/kissing her breasts, nipples and between legs/placing her hand on his penis/erection/"something wet might happen"/inserted penis into vagina mentioned. A woman describes how a teacher put his hand on her breast when she was a schoolgirl, a woman describes how a teacher put his hand up her school uniform touching her thigh up to her bikini line, a woman describes how she saw a male teacher watching female students as they showered. A woman experiences flashbacks of previous sexual abuse during sex (girl in bra/man in shirt/thrusting/sex noises). A woman hears her partner having sex with another woman. Cleavage, skimpy clothing, kids in swimwear, shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, shots, wine, intoxication). Smoking (cigarettes - frequent). Self-medicates, drugs, alcohol mentioned. Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    A handful of f-words, s-words, a-words, bloody. Name-calling (crazy b*tch, cow, meathead, pr*ck, surly, rebellious, angry, volatile, serial predator, bastards, b*tch, Judas, etc). Religious references and exclamations (oh my God, Jesus, Heaven, gospel, for Christ's sake, etc).

  • THEMES

    Sexual abuse, child abuse, rape, PTSD, Toowoomba Prepatory School, Lyndal, victims, cover-ups, Kevin Guy, denial, investigation, justice, abusers, suicide, Stephen Roche, lawyers, family, quiet country towns.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Courtroom, pub settings. Divorced parents mentioned. Sheep, goats, cows. Based on a true story. Based on the book Don't Tell by Stephen Roche.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    tbc

Dance Academy: The Movie (2017)

Published in D
Saturday, 25 March 2017 22:52
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    They're totally doing it.

  • Starring

    Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit, Dena Kaplan, Thomas Lacey, Jordan Rodrigues, Keiynan Lonsdale, Miranda Otto, Tara Morice, Nic Westaway

  • Directed by

    Jeffrey Walker

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Several flashback sequences show a dancer experiencing a bad fall (woman on stretcher, sirens/bone-cracking sounds heard, "I can't feel my legs" mentioned). Blood/gore: Bloody ballet shoe. A girl cuts skin from a blister on her foot. A man scratches an angry red rash. Man in hospital bed, people on stretchers, IV drips, breathing tubes/mask, IV tube filled with blood entering neck, etc. MRI, x-ray slides. Broken back, broken hip, organ transplant, stress fracture mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Topless photo (pixellated breasts). Kissing, hugging. Couple in bed together (sexual relationship implied). Skimpy clothing/dancewear, shirtless man, cleavage. Parents say "they're totally doing it" with regard to their son and his friend.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, cocktails). Bottles of spirts on wall in bar/club. Prescription pills consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (vultures, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God).

  • THEMES

    Dance Academy, ballet, friends, relationships, writing, dreams, auditions, injury, flashbacks, lawsuits, liability, New York City, celebrity, performance, leukaemia, social media.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Hospital, bar, nightclub settings. Dead friend mentioned. Fart, lightning, thunder. Ribs eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fan-friendly, satisfying, bright, bubbly, energetic, well-paced, well-intentioned, entertaining, refreshing, fun, standalone, feel-good, enjoyable, crowd-pleasing. Sophisticated acting/visuals, exceptional/beautifully choreographed dance sequences, deft script, clean-cut/relatable characters, realistic dialogue, moving/understated melodrama, family friendly, accessible to people who haven't seen the television series.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable. More televisual than cinematic.

A Few Less Men (2017)

Published in A
Thursday, 02 March 2017 20:30
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and crude sexual humour.

  • The pitch

    Less is definitely not more.

  • Starring

    Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall, Kevin Bishop, Ryan Corr, Lynette Curran, Shane Jacobson, Deborah Mailman, Chloe Hurst, Jeremy Sims

  • Directed by

    Mark Lamprell

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are crushed by a falling boulder, threatened, splashed with hot coffee, slapped (during sex). Plane crash/emergency landing. Gunshot. Animation of man falling off cliff. A corpse's erect genitals are whacked with an object. Yelling, screaming. Terrorist, getting done for assault mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody head, shirt. A corpse is transported throughout the film. Dead kangaroo on operating table. Bandaged hand. Coffin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in a car while people stand outside. Kissing, flirting, undressing. Erection (under sheet). A man massages a dead man's crotch. Skimpy clothing, nude (dead) man, shirtless man. Near-nude people decorated in body paint. Giant penis-shaped container. Threesome, boner, knob, horny schoolboy, shag, getting laid, fingering, deviant sexual experiences, hooker, hard-on mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (joint). Alcohol (champagne, beer). Smoking (cigarettes, cigar). Men appear to be high on marijuana at a funeral. Pub, rave settings. Drinking, drugs, coke got you high, stoned mentioned. A woman wears shorts with marijuana leaves pictured all over them.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, bloody, p*ss. Slang for genitals. Name-calling (psychopath, mental, idiots, d*ckwad, moron, perv, horrible, wanker, biddy, nut, maniac, dopey, buffoon, pr*ck, bint, f*cktards, c*ckface, f*ckwit, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God, Jesus, how the hell, thank God, etc). Joke about people who are disabled, homosexual, old, transgender.

  • THEMES

    Friends, death, unusual road trips, rave parties, funerals, cross-dressing, plane crashes, defiling a corpse, idiots.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend/brother/nephew. Airport, plane, church, funeral settings. Snake, kangaroos. Waterfall, thunder, lightning. Farting, urination, vomiting, retching, poo-stained underwear. Stuffed tiger, animal skin on chair, fur stole. An animal is urinated on. Bloopers after end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fairly charismatic cast, some lovely Western Australian locations.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Puerile, stagnant, arduous, messy, patience-testing, dull, stitched-together, vulgar, nauseating, pathetic, unfunny, insulting, unimaginative, sorry, rubbish, lazy, flatulent, stinking, sniggering. Excruciating script, obvious/predictable/easy jokes, heavily telegraphed plot twists, half-hearted themes, flat ending, disregards continuity.

Red Dog: True Blue (2016)

Published in R
Monday, 12 December 2016 22:06
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • Starring

    Levi Miller, Jason Isaacs, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Bryan Brown, Thomas Cocquerel, Justine Clarke, Steve Le Marquand, Zen McGrath, Kee Chan, Winta McGrath

  • Directed by

    Kriv Stenders

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are chased by a horse, slapped over the back of the head, wrestled, spanked (implied). An animal is struck by lightning. Motorbike crash (off-screen). An animal is prepared for branding. A man throws a stone at an animal. A tree crashes through a window. A lad tells a story of a constable who was shot, gang members hung. Strychnine poisoning, Vietnam [War] mentioned. Yelling, arguing, barking, growling, howling. Blood/gore: Corpse (animal). Butchering a side of meat. Vaccinations (needles jabbed into skin). Bruising, scars. Milky/blinded eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling, hand-holding. Shirtless man, short shorts, woman in pyjamas. Orgies, San Francisco summer of love mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). A man is handed a vial of pills (medication assumed).

  • LANGUAGE

    Crap, bloody, bugger. Name-calling (trickster, dumb, blackfellas, whitefellas, stupid, idiot, scaredy-cat, daft, crazy, mystery, strange, soft, goannas, orphan, etc). Religous references and exclamations (Jesus, for God's sake, damn, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Best friends, grandfathers, father-son relationships, outback Australia, Pilbara region, loneliness, adventure, cattle stations, first love, mental illness, coming-of-age, Aboriginal Dreaming, bushfires, spelunkering, Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father/grandmother mentioned. Funeral setting. Estranged mother. A woman is wheeled into a room in an asylum. Lightning, thunder, fireworks, full moon. Dogs, horse, cows, kangaroos, chickens, birds, lizards, flies. Light aircraft, helicopter. Grilling/eating beef. A dog farts, urinates. Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, enjoyable, creative, smooth, well-paced, fun, wholesome, respectable, funny, poignant, great, delightful, satisfying. Colourful/eccentric/likeable characters, beautiful/stunning cinematography, delightful score, terrific/scene-stealing cameo by John Jarratt, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived. Not as memorable/enjoyable/original/emotional/funny as the first film.

Red Dog (2011)

Published in R
Sunday, 18 September 2016 10:22
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    A Dog for everyone.

  • Starring

    Noah Taylor, Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford, Arthur Angel, John Batchelor, Koko

  • Directed by

    Kriv Stenders

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (drowning/shark attack). People are tackled, slammed against walls, headlocked, punched, shoved, wrestled, attacked by a cat, killed in a motorcycle accident (implied-carnage seen). Explosion (man killed). Animals are held at gunpoint, poisoned (off-screen, possibly by accident), near-hit by car, attacked by a cat, shot/shot at. People encourage a dog to maul a live bird. Arguing, scream. Slit your throat, stick him like a pig, man attacked by a great white shark, wife and child kid in auto accident, acts of violence, family rescued from fire mentioned. Barking, growling, hissing. Blood/gore: Corpse, coffin. An animal is operated on (in background), given an enema (off-screen). Dead/bloodied roo on road. Bloody cut, bandage. Wound-dressing. Severe sunburn, bite scars. Stitches mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex implied). Flirting, kissing. Men in singlets/short-shorts, underwear; shirtless man. A man talks about beautiful women/fighting over women. Whoring mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Intoxication. Bar setting. Gambling (betting on eating competition). Anti-convulsants, [on] drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Cr*p, bastard, p*ss, ass. Name-calling. Religous exclamations (by God, oh my God).

  • THEMES

    Western Australia, mining towns, best friends, community, loyalty, jealousy, relationships, town pets, the outback, romance, love, engagement, humour, stories, suicide, death, grief, hitchhiking, unlikely friendships, mates.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead fiance, dead pet. Dead wife/daughter mentioned. Birth scene, engagement, wedding scene, funeral scene. Dogs, puppy, flock of birds, chicken, cat, shark. Dog farts. Fishing. Meaty dog bone, barbecuing meat. Light plane. Based on real events. Based on the book Red Dog by Louis de Bernières.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, quirky, endearing, funny, moving, Aussie, vibrant, loveable, rare, heartwrenching, delightful, witty, funny, nostalgic, intimate, rewarding, involving, entertaining, eccentric, enjoyable, touching. Emotionally engaging, superb cast, terrific performances, lovely story, likeable/colourful characters, strong sense of place, great chemistry between Josh Lucas and Rachael Taylor, beautiful/superb/vivid/rich cinematography, wonderful/impressive 1970s period design, real-non-CGI performance by Koko as Red Dog.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A liitle overacted/overstated/sentimental/episodic.

Spin Out (2016)

Published in S
Saturday, 17 September 2016 11:09
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Sexual references, coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch

    A load of B&S.

  • Starring

    Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin, Travis Jeffery, Lincoln Lewis, Melissa Bergland, Eddie Baroo, Tessa James, PiaGrace Moon, Lisa Kowalski

  • Directed by

    Tim Ferguson, Marc Gracie

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are grabbed, finger-twisted, slapped, pushed, wrestled, punched, kicked, thrown into mud, jumped on, threatened, hit with objects/mud. Car kicked; a driverless car spins out of control/drags driver, reckless driving. Objects exploded. Being picked on in high school, saving someone from drowning, breaking leg, shooting [object] in the head, sniper, armed robbery mentioned. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: Blood smear on ear, cut on eyebrow, bruise on cheek. Man covered in excrement. Bandaging/icing. Animal skull on car. Castrating bulls mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Threesome (implied). People in background having sex in toilet. Couple sleeping together in underwear (sex implied). Kissing, flirting, bum-groping, bum-slapping. Full-frontal male nudity, male bums. Man groping at fake plastic breasts. Silhouette of naked woman on flag. People in underwear, bikinis. Shirtless/near-nude men. Sexual innuendo/banter, hip-thrusting. Condoms. Infidelity, unwanted pregnancy, sexual deviances, sex with a sheep mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, shots, wine). Drinking games, intoxication. Dog drinking alcohol from cup on floor. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Slang words for sex, defecation, genitalia, urination. Crude nicknames. Homophobic jokes, cross-dressing. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations (OMG, OMFG, Jesus). Golden shower mentioned.

  • THEMES

    B&S (Bachelor and Spinster) balls, romance, welfare, fast cars, feelings, Aussie bush.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fireworks. Dog. Vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Okay, mediocre, heartwarming, cheesy, fast, furious. Some funny moments, quality soundtrack, beautiful photography of the Australian countryside.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Messy, unintelligent, disappointing, unoriginal, broad, frustrating, homophobic, insulting. Cringe-worthy/offensive caricatures, basic plot, poor editing, jarring title cards, cliched ending.

The Space Between (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 22:53
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and brief sex scene.

  • The pitch

    la dolce vita.

  • Starring

    Flavio Parenti, Maeve Dermody, Elettra Dallimore Mallaby, Alberto Torquati

  • Directed by

    Ruth Borgobello

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Head-on car collision (fatal) - car flipped, crumpled car seen against tree, newspaper headline announcing death in crash. Threat to cut off finger (joke). Blood/gore: Coffin, funeral. Blood pressure test, panic attack (shortness of breath/pale and sweaty skin). Dead fish being cleaned/cooked. Erupting hernia (joke) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Implied sex (couple in bed together; couple seen beneath sheets). Kissing, hugging. Shirtless man, bare backs/shoulders, women in pyjamas/underwear, man in underwear, people in swimwear. Reference to oral sex. Joke about cat's sex life ("your mother's been getting around").

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (marijuana - implied). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking (cigarette, cigars). Drinking to cope with grief. Reference to father's medication.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture (album cover).

  • THEMES

    Tragedy, loss, aged care, relationships, work-related stress, redundancy, car accidents, grief, depression, prophetic dreams, family obligations, personal sacrifice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, cemetery settings. Dead grandparents, mother (stroke) mentioned. Urination, vomiting. Fish, octopus, roast meat cooked/eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Touching, sensory, stylish, emotional, beautiful, thoughtful, warm, celebratory, dreamy, autumnal, big-hearted. Dazzling landscapes/locations, good chemistry between leads, first Australian-Italian co-production.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Undercooked. Weak dialogue.

Down Under

Published in D
Monday, 25 July 2016 03:20
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language, themes, violence, and a sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Plenty problem.

  • Starring

    Lincoln Younes, Rahel Romahn, Michael Denkha, Fayssal Bazzi, Alexander England, Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak, Chris Bunton, Harriet Dyer, David Field

  • Directed by

    Abe Forsythe

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, kicked, beaten, glassed, hit with objects, tackled, wrestled, throat-grabbed, pepper-sprayed, pushed, pursued, held at gunpoint, belittled for being disabled, face-grabbed (some violence is real file footage). A child is yelled at, sworn at, insulted; a child watches a gory horror movie. A t-shirt promotes ethnic cleansing. Objects thrown, smashed, hit by cars, kicked. Vehicles stomped on, hit with objects, driven over a cliff; head-on collision. Explosion. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Rape, Gallipoli, World War I, killing Turks, stabs you in the larynx, suicide (metaphoric/joking) mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody faces, noses, forehead, ear, hands, clothing, objects, scratches, cuts; bleeding wounds. Wound-dressing. Bruising, bandage. A horror movie on TV shows a bloody murder. Spilling blood, head-on-a-stick mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A pornographic movie shows men having a threesome (one nude; no genitals seen). A man asks schoolgirls for oral sex; a tattoo shows a woman performing oral sex. Kissing (m-m; f-m), undressing, crotch-grabbing. Shirtless men, man in underwear, cleavage, exposed (pregnant) belly. Novelty testicles on car. People in swimwear, exercise gear. Frequent references to homosexual sex, sex acts, group sex, sex with your mother.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (smoking bongs, marijuana-leaf air freshener, packets of white powder seen). Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana; a pregnant woman smokes). Vodka, sav blanc, selling drugs, methamphetamine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent c-words, f-words. S-words, a-words. Name-calling. Frequent insults and slurs toward homosexuals, foreigners (eg wog, leb, chink, towelheads), disabled people (spastic, mong, retard; being treated like a dog). Actual and slang terms for genitals and bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations (what the hell, oh my God, Jesus Christ, etc). Obscene finger and hand gestures.

  • THEMES

    Cronulla riots, racism, prejudice, retaliation, racial tension, race-related violence, Down syndrome, Ned Kelly, multiculturalism, intolerance, morons.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing brother. Helicopter, planes. Horses, dog. Vomiting, spitting, drool, urination. Brief Arabic, Thai languages (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Satirical, violent, funny, black, entertaining, confronting, absurd, gutsy, even-handed, well-intentioned, unapologetic, bold, sharp, witty, self-aware, biting. Fine performances, relevant themes, difficult premise, intentionally offensive/politically incorrect.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Risk-averse, predictable, mild-mannered, tame, uncomfortable, unsubtle, meandering, anti-climactic. Broad characters, some laboured comedy/overstated themes/one-note humour, limited storytelling.