Saturday, March 7, 2009


Salty and I rented "Australia" tonight and I just had to let you know what a great movie it was. I was expecting a ho-hum, strange Baz Lurhman production and boy was I surprised.

The movie is set in the late 30's and tells the story of a proper English wife that travels to the Outback to retrieve her philandering husband.
Her notions of Australia and her cheating husband are turned on edge.

Although the character development is a bit thin, the story is a bit corny and predictable, and the length a bit long (2:45) there were many times I was on the edge of my seat, unsure of where the plot was headed. This is a love story set with hard knocks and a go get 'em spirit. Lots of action, race tensions, love lost and war. Add the sweeping vistas and scenery of Australia and the charm of a half aborigine - half white young boy (who will steal your heart), and this was a hit for me.

I rate this a two hankie movie, so have a few tissues at hand if you are a crier like me.


  1. ive been wanting to watch this show, but never got down to doing it. just a suggestion, another movie you should look out for is "Taking Chance". you will definitely cry your eyes out on this. believe me. i did. :)

  2. Thanks for the review. I'll have to add it to our Netflix queue.

  3. Putting it on the list. LOVE two-hanky movies!

  4. Thanks for the review. I never watch movies unless I have a "personal review" I don't have time, usually fall asleep and can't sit still long enough. Yet, if it's recommended I'm all about it! I just took Ash and the BF daughter to see Bolt (very cute) and then Marley and Me. I read the book, and the movie was OK. I hate when you read the book and the movie so leaves out like everything! LOL

  5. OH GOOD...I'm glad you told me about it because I've been back and forth on renting it...not sure if I wanted to.

    But now I think I will!

    I thought you were going to announce that you were going to I was going to tell you I was coming with! Whether you wanted me to or not! lol!

  6. Thanks for the review - I just asked my mom yesterday if she had seen it (she had) and if it was any good (she said yes, definitely). Sounds rather long though, dangerous for me, I could fall asleep before it's over!

  7. Is this the Nicole kidman movie? I don't know why, but I just don't care for her... hmmm...thanks for the review. I have such a great resource of informatin in all you bloggy friends!

  8. Cool! I was just talking with my dad about this today. He also said it was really good. I want to see it.

  9. I have it on my Netflix list.

    I planned on having tissues ready anyway...primarily just for the Nicole Kidman parts.

  10. Thank god! Someone's opinion I know I can relate to! I am going to get it for family night this week.


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