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.