• 2008
  • Australia / US
  • 2h 45min
  • 12A

Prissy English woman Lady Sarah Ashley (Kidman) heads to Australia thinking she's going to catch her husband cheating on her, only to find a country run by bigots. Luhrmann soon takes Lady Sarah walkabout, delivering a seriously damning verdict on his country's past. But hard-hitting social commentary is not Luhrmann's forte and while he strives for pertinence, all is lost in a magical realist swish.

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11 Dec 20083 stars

(12A) 165min Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom, Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge) gets more and more ambitious with each film he makes. With it’s sweeping vistas, debt to Gone With the Wind, World War II backdrop and romantic pairing of Nicole Kidman and…

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