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That Sugar Film

Published in T
Saturday, 07 March 2015 04:35
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, coarse language and naturalistic nudity.

  • The pitch

    Okay Mrs Right, no more chocolate.

  • Starring

    Damon Gameau, Stephen Fry, Isabel Lucas, Jessica Marais, Brenton Thwaites, Hugh Jackman, John Yudkin, David Gillespie, Sharon Johnston, Dr Debbie Herbst, Michael Moss, Zoe Tuckwell-Smith

  • Directed by

    Damon Gameau

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Dental procedures (examination, cleaning, injection). Medical procedures (FMRI, blood extraction/vials of blood), body scan images, medical scan equipment. Grubs eaten. Animal carcass (kangaroo). Rotten teeth. Bloody teeth/gums. Amputated limbs mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full-frontal male and female nudity (culturally appropriate). People in underwear. Bare bellies, cleavage. Woman in bikini. Making love to an object, sex mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocaine, dopamine, opioids, beta-endorphins, nicotine mentioned. Smoking (photo), tobacco advertising.

  • LANGUAGE

    Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Sugar, diet, low-fat foods, hidden ingredients, fructose, lactose, glucose, sucrose, dental hygiene, healthy eating, consumerism, sand-drawing, visceral fat, nutrition, Mai Wiru, bliss point, miracle berries, motivation, addiction, calorie counting, cravings, obesity, Damon Gameau, parenting, pregnancy, documentary.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Images of Aboriginal persons who may be deceased. Cemetery setting. Sound of helicopter rotors. Heart disease, heart attack, diabetes, gout, hypertension, metabolic disease, dialysis, cirrhosis mentioned. Cooking sausage, bacon, grubs, kangaroo. Images of cow, bee, chicken, toilet, full moon. Plane, dogs, buzzing insects, camels, rat, horses. Vomiting. Brief Aboriginal language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Playful, palatable, upbeat, digestible, engaging, illuminating, entertaining, educational, information-packed, fascinating, effective. Playful visual style, composed with enthusiasm and flair, catchy closing number.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    One-sided, ingratiating. Resorts to child-like reinforcement tactics, annoying/pointless closing number, some skewed facts.

Patrick (2013)

Published in P
Sunday, 10 November 2013 23:54
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Coma, coma, coma, coma, coma chameleon.

  • Starring

    Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson, Peta Sergeant, Damon Gameau, Martin Crewes, Eliza Taylor, Simone Buchanan, Shane Nagle, Jackson Gallagher

  • Directed by

    Mark Hartley

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People attacked with syringe, near-choked, murdered, electric-shocked, slapped, bitten, hit with objects, stabbed, bound, electrocuted, hit, crushed, thrown through the air, trapped, drowned, near-strangled, suffocated, impaled. Reckless driving, vehicle accident. An animal is killed, eaten. Smashed objects, broken glass, exploding glass. Suicide references. Double murder mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses, comatose victims on hospital beds. Hypodermic needles in skin, eyeball. IV drips, breathing tubes, EEGs, flatlining, injections. Dripping blood, bleeding hands, bloody cuts, bloody mouth, objects in flesh, glass shards, exploding body part, bandages, twisted body. Open wounds, open corpses, exposed blood and flesh. Burning flesh, melting flesh, scarred skin, rotting flesh, glaucoma, animal slime.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Full female nudity, naked men (rear view), exposed breasts, shirtless men. Kissing, genital-groping. Reference to previous sex acts. Photos of woman in swimwear, skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Bar setting. Unknown fluid injected. Tray of prescription pills, bottle of tri-xylicone 3 seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, slang for bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Derogatory slang for coma victims. Gender, nursing, marriage, relationship, mad scientist, genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Brain damage, involuntary muscle spasm, vegetative state, brain death, electric-shock therapy, neurology, murder, father-daughter relationships, death, psychic communication, telekinesis, obsession, ethics, insanity, matricide, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage separation. Morgue, ex-convent setting. Deceased husband, deceased mother/wife damaged brain, stroke victims, traumatic brain injuries, haunted houses, car crash/motorcycle crashes, diving accident, cancer mentioned. Frog, lightning, thunder. Spitting. Mysterious faces, shadows, movement. Loud knocking, sudden noises. High aerial cinematography. Brief post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Startling, terrifying, chilling, jumpy, unsettling, graphic, scary, polished, expeditious, amusing, gothic, pulpy, giddy, daft. Eerie soundtrack, creepy atmosphere, beautifully paced, excellent performances, glorious score, constantly moving camerawork, sharp screenplay, seamless effects, theatrical set design, crisp editing, dark tone, tense finale, respectable remake.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cheap scares, some ordinary special effects, a little uneven at times.