|Starring:||Bruno Lawrence, Anthony Hopkins, Russell Crowe, Rebecca Rigg, Ben Mendelsohn, Toni Collette|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|Studio:||HOLLYWOOD DVD LTD|
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Jan 2002|
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Typically Aussie-style humourBy Anna Hayward from Cambridgeshire, England , 26 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]An amusing, rather typically Aussie-style comedy, with a gentle, dark streak running through it.
Anthony Hopkins was superb as usual and the other actors did well, although Russell Crowe seemed less of an actor, more of a type-cast in it! (in fact, we're suspicious he wasn't actually acting at all)
About half-way through the film we thought we could see a typical Hollywood 'loser makes good' ending coming up, but we were pleasantly surprised - it was much more intelligent than that and didn't feel the need to underline everything in black marker-pen.
If you liked the film 'Muriels Wedding' I think you'll like this one.
A good film, not a great one, but well worth a watch and at times very funny.
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What did I miss?By Nigel Wilson from Helmsley, North Riding of Yorkshire , 24 Dec 2010What did I miss?
This is a clever, amusing, well made film about the humanisation of a ruthless\ management consultant ... why did it rather pass me by? Perhaps I do not speak Strine language and culture easily enough? Perhaps, as a tale of heart warming personal self discovery I found it slightly old fashioned? (It was recommended to me by a genuine Australian management consultant! ...) All praise to the film, I fear I was a bit blind or a bit blase ...
AmusingBy Cato (705 reviews) from Lydbury North , 29 Jan 2007Mildly amusing but dated (a 90s film about the 60s), it has Anthony Hopkins acting the kind of part he could do with his eyes shut, as a trouble shooter trying to sort out a tired Australian moccasin factory. Interesting to see Toni Collette and Russell Crowe in very early parts. There are moments of wistfulness in the relationhip between Collette and Ben Mendelsohn, but he seems a little too young for his part. A TV type of film, if you get what I mean.
Average but entertaining enoughBy a customer from west of england , 31 Aug 2005Viewd this fiml because I am generally a fan of Australian cinema. Like most ozzie films it was original in plot and well acted, but I cant say that it is up to the level of some more recent oz exports.
Lost OpportunityBy a customer from Aylesbury England , 25 Jul 2005With the cast of this film based in Austrlia I expected more. The film was slow and uninteresting in the greater part with many lost opportunities by the director to get the best out of the stars.
An awakeningBy Gerry from Aberdeen , 20 Jun 2005This film shows the awakening of Anthony Hopkins, the time and motion man who becomes 'human'.Russel Crowe as a ruthless scheming up and coming executive .Watched it twice.