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Craving for love.... so many of us women are getting unbelievable stupid ... very refreshing story ...
I don't know what I expected, but this was a fun sort of movie
Deliciously quirky Australian black comedy about 2 sisters in a small country town who are vying for the affections of their new next door neighbour. Miranda Otto is perfect as the socially awkward Dimity in this laugh out loud film. Highly Recommended!
This movie is hystericalll.
nicely hard to anticipate, for a "romance"
I have watched this under-rated comedy at least 120 times, and never tire of it. Each time I see it, there's so much more to appreciate, and I laugh a little louder as every sad, lonely year passes. I see myself in Vicki-Ann and sometimes Dimity, and sometimes the philosophical Albert Lee. Perhaps it's due to the fact that every year brings more awareness regarding the futility of the romantic love myth. This film is brilliant on so many levels. Unfortunately, every woman has encountered a womanizing, cold-fish like Ken Sherry. First-time filmmaker Shirley Barrett perfectly captured his vacuous arrogance right down to his worn-out disco-shoes. So very many of us can connect on a visceral level with her quirky characters, and classic archetypes set in the bleak sepia-toned swamp ironically named, "Sunray" We all understand the need for love, which - when left unmet - sometimes turn to pathological acts of unredeemable desperation.
It's kinda weird in some parts but anytime the two sisters are together its funny as hell. The younger one is Miranda Otto from Lord of the rings. She is really good in this one.
Quirky, a bit heavy on the cringe early on, but thoughtful at times too. Made in Robinvale!
A quirky, likable Australian film that lances the mythology of romantic love.
Miranda Otto (plays Dimity) was in the Lord of the Rings!!