If You Haven't, See 'Australia'

My lovely bride and I viewed the film 'Australia' Sunday night. Have you seen it? WOW! What a thoroughly enjoyable movie!

Visually, the film is a treat! The wide panoramic shots, the colors, the cars, clothes and buildings of the period - all of it - make the movie worth watching with the sound off. Seriously, I've given it some thought and it just might be pretty enough to watch without hearing anything.

But if you opt to hear as well as see 'Australia', you will not be disappointed because the story is terrific and the story and dialogue are strong. Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman are as colorful as the outback and full of life when on the screen, which is often. There is not a dull moment.

Oy, this is turning into a movie review, which I really didn't want to do. Ah, well.

Let's say this - I don't buy very many movies, I've probably got about a dozen, but I would think long and hard about buying this one.


Bob Wingate said...

What, only five minutes ago? Hey, you might still be at your computer and see this comment come in...

Oh, the point, yes. Mike, I've been wondering whether or not to go see this - it may still be at the dollar theater - but if not, there's always Red Box or Netflix. Thanks to your glowing endorsement, I'll pass the recommendation along to my lovely young bride.

Besides the period aspect (old costumes, sets, cars I suppose) which is neat enough, I've had an interest in Australia for decades. I'd like to visit there, in fact.

I know a couple who lived in a small town near Newcastle once, for two or maybe two and a half years. They liked it so much they almost didn't come back to the States.

Jenny said...

Josh and I watched this movie a few weeks ago. I would have to say it is my new favorite movie. What a great "pro-life" story line, concerning the boy. Its refreshing to see that come out of Hollywood these days.