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Ruben Guthrie

Published in R
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 11:38
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Ruben gets smashed.

  • Starring

    Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee, Harriet Dyer, Jeremy Sims, Brenton Thwaites, Robyn Nevin, Jack Thompson, Aaron Bertram

  • Directed by

    Brendan Cowell

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, pinned down, pushed against a wall, throat-grabbed. A man jumps from a high ledge (injury/near-drowning). Objects thrown/dropped/smashed. References to suicide (jumping, slitting, dead friend). Reference to incestual sexual molestation of a child. Rape mentioned. Yelling, arguing. People play a boxing video game. Blood/gore: Sound of bone snapping. Arm in sling. Cast removed. Dropped kid on head mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the shower, bedroom. Oral sex/orgy (male), masturbation. Kissing (male-male; male-female), ogling, caressing, bum-grabbing. Half-exposed breast, people in underwear, swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Bra unclipped. Fingering, infidelity with boss, object inserted inside a girl/molestation mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs inhaled. Bags of white powder, crack pipe. Rock, ice, cocaine, stoned teenager, e, heroin, smack addict mentioned. Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, spirits, cocktails, shots). Intoxication. Bar, club, house party settings. Getting smashed/drunk, drinking nail polish remover, drinking problem mentioned. Smoking. Gambling (horse racing).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women and homosexuals. Slang and actual terms for genitals and bodily fluids. Cultural, racial, gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Alcoholism, relationships, recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, advertising, parent-son relationships, kayaking, Sydney, sobriety, best mates.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Gravely ill father (pancreatitis), relationship breakups, estranged parents. Friend committed suicide, dead mother, lost license mentioned. Vomiting, eating disorder, depression mentioned. Cats, fish. Cooking sausages.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

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The Turning

Published in T
Saturday, 24 August 2013 20:46
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Vicious circles.

  • Starring

    Rose Byrne, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, Miranda Otto, Callan Mulvey, Miles Pollard, Susie Porter, Mirrah Foulkes, Dan Wyllie, Robyn Nevin, Harrison Gilbertson, Matt Nable, Brenna Harding, Kate Mulvaney

  • Directed by

    Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Anthony Lucas, Claire McCarthy, Ian Meadows, Ashlee Page, Stephen Page, Simon Stone, Warwick Thornton, Marieka Walsh, Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham

  • Running time

    180 minutes (with intermission)

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People attempt suicide (mentioned), drown, self-harm. People get raped (spousal), buried alive, punched, slapped, pinched, bullied, high-tackled (football), tormented, near-strangled, thrown against objects, threatened at gunpoint, verbally threatened. Domestic violence, schoolyard brawling, school expulsion, provocation, burning home, burning vehicle, arson, DUI, gunshots, vandalism, disobedience, break-and-enter, house raid. Multiple references to suicide, suicidal thoughts/intentions. A boy handles a loaded rifle, bow-and-arrow seen. Objects get thrown, smashed. Dead child, dying parent, police brutality, petty crime, failed suicide attempt (shotgun), stealing, hanging, fatal mining accident, fatal car accident, domestic violence, missing hiker, mutilated pornography mentioned. Screaming, yelling, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Animal carcasses/offal (meatworks), animal blood on clothing and floor. Blood on palm, bloodied clothing, bloody grazes, split lip, bruising, blistering, scars, dressed wound, blood in water, bloody forehead, bandaging. Stung foot, missing finger, broken leg. Broken legs mentioned. Gunshot injuries (craniofacial) discussed. Speared animals.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Non-consensual sexual intercourse (spousal rape). A couple are interrupted during (implied) sex. Masturbation, bum-slap. Kissing, caressing, touching, propositioning, undressing. Sexual banter, discussion of sex acts, innuendo. Voyeurism. Shirtless men, male bottom, man in underwear, woman in lingerie. Teenagers in underwear, beachwear, swimwear. Skimpy clothing, skimpy dancewear, nightwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People share marijuana cigarettes. Painkiller consumed. Drugs, drug addiction, giving up a child due to a drug habit, scoring drugs mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, hip flask), drink driving, underage drinking, drinking on duty, intoxication, alcoholism. Recovering addict. Smoking (cigarettes, joint), chain-smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, bugger, bloody, bastard, p*ss. Teasing, bullying, mocking (child, deformity, religion), name-calling. Sexual slang, derogatory slang insults, slang terms for genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Hippie, gender, religious, family, police, tourist, regional stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Bullying, victimisation, revenge, remorselessness, drowning, psychological triggers, domestic violence, child death, police corruption, bribery, physical deformity, accidents, alcoholism, drug addiction, sobriety, abuse, turning points, marriage, road trips, journeys, abandonment, revenge, vindictiveness, visions, pressure, unsupervised children, fear, paranoia, rules, lying, repression, longing, regret, spiritual transformation, obsessive compulsion, transformation, friendship, religion, faith, the sea, surfing, fishing, trap-shooting, fire, Western Australia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Drowned child, bones of dead child found, shark attack, unfair job dismissal. Dying mother, motorcyclist killed, motorcyclist/car accident, attempted suicide, murdered father (patricide), deceased wife/mother, estranged wife, abortion, alcoholic mother, alcoholic husband/father mentioned. Meatworks, remote woodland, fairground settings. Fish, crab, shark (animation), horses, tadpoles, sheep, chicken, cows, seagulls, dogs, buzzing insects, goldfish, flock of birds, shark jaws, full moon, thunder. Animal skins, spear fishing, hooking bait, scaling fish, bucket of dead fish (bait), baked ham. Campfires, bonfires, drum fires. Urination, vomiting, burping, farting, cat poo. White noise, high-pitched tones, loud engine-roar on audio track. Giddying road-level cinematography, bright camera flash. Based on the novel by Tim Winton.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Poignant, familiar, ambitious, remarkable, tragic, funny, moving, warm, chilling, stylish, graceful, purposeful, inspiring, unforgettable, spectacular, audacious, cohesive, well crafted, satisfying, engaging, entertaining, mesmerising, affecting, evocative. Unmistakeably Australian, consistent tone, risky filmmaking. Excellent music, sound design, cinematography and performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Vignettes and characters aren't as well connected as in the book. Long running time. A few minor missteps (odd transitioning between one set of vignettes, some slightly muddled storytelling, some tonal imbalance and flow disruption).