Three Summers (2017)



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From internationally renowned writer director Ben Elton comes Three Summers, an ensemble comedy that embraces the diversity of modern Australia. At a summer music festival, the feisty lead singer of an Irish folk band (Rebecca Breeds) meets a folk music-hating Theremin player (Robert Sheehan) and sparks literally fly. Characters surrounding this awkward romance include a fiercely Aussie Morris Dancer (Michael Caton), an Indigenous dance troupe, a group of wine-loving empty-nesters, a power tripping security guard, a wannabe girl rock band and some musical asylum seekers. In fact, all manner of stories collide under the meddling eye of community radio super star, Queenie (Magda Szubanski), who welcomes the campers back three summers in a row for a folking good time.


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There are too many characters but Elton done a worthy job in weaving the storylines together and creating an entertaining comedy.

Dec 16, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Rebecca Breeds is the star of Three Summers and the lone reason to endure it. Any other sensible justification seems scarce.

Nov 15, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's a relentlessly well-meaning film and when it's not proselytising, it's working very hard to manufacture enough laughs to make the whole mix palatable. However, the effort shows.

Nov 8, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Elton's film is the equivalent of a music festival. Odds are a lot of bands will be great, but there are also bound to be a lot of acts that aren't very good.

Nov 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film is worth seeing for Waters, giving a spirited portrayal of a loving father set in his ways and unable to see that times are changing, and Breeds as his lively, talented, worldly wise daughter.

Nov 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Three Summers feels altogether forced and contrived, with a few nice performances and good intentions ground down by sheer irksomeness.

Nov 3, 2017 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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