Tuesday 20 May 2008

Strewth, Bruce!

Baz Lurhmann's new film, 'Australia' appears to be the closest thing to a Mills & Boon novel ever filmed. Let's see:

plucky heroine with an inheritance? check
rough hewn son of the soil (but one who scrubs up nice in a dinner jacket)? check
unhappy past of said rough hewn son of the soil? check
impossible task facing heroine? check
strange, far-away land? check
adorable little child? check
impending war? check

It may be beautifully shot, but so should the scriptwriter! One to miss, I think...

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