Astonishing, absolutely wonderful acting in this movie from Toni Collette (where was her Oscar nomination?). Sandy, a geologist in Australia, is given the seemingly thankless task of playing tour guide to a Japanese businessman (Gotaro Tsunashima) - a potential investor in her company - and immediately their cultures clash and communication problems arise. With a little time though, the two soon find themselves unexpectedly drawn to each other, as they journey through the beautiful Australian outback. I can't say too much more, which is unfortunate as I'm sure the above doesn't sound too fascinating, but believe me, this is a brilliant film. The movie switches genres - comedy, romance, survivalist drama, and more, and defies expectations as it progresses, without once feeling schizophrenic. The photography is beautiful, the editing is exceptional, and Collette skilfully, and sometimes without words, expresses every possible emotion at some point during the film. An obvious comparison might be Lost In Translation; this film is every bit as good, but I always root for the underdog so to me this is a much better film.