SPOILER ALERT! A small dreary film set in a small dreary Aussie town full of friendly drunks who all know each other's business. A fading beauty and her father run the hotel and bar. Her admirers drifted away as the town shrank, leaving only one bitter ex-suitor. Their world is shaken up by the arrival of two outsiders. One woman stays to marry the father, one man can't wait to escape the beauty's clutches.
The good: this movie is well written, well directed, well acted. Wendy Hughes and John Hargreaves are excellent as usual. The bad: Sort of an Aussie Last Picture Show, but much less interesting visuals and story. Frankly, the subject matter is a downer. The weird: Considering the fact that this little town is in the middle of nowhere, and surrounded by the stark beauty of Western Australia, the movie feels claustrophobic. Bottom line: I'd rather watch Sirens again for the scenery. This one gets a five because Wendy Hughes is always worth watching.
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