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Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995)

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Tired of local corruption and the harshness of his life a bushman demonstrates the true Aussie spirit and decides to run for parliament.

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Tired of local corruption and the harshness of his life a bushman demonstrates the true Aussie spirit and decides to run for parliament.

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Cripes! Just what this country needs... a bloody good laugh!

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Such a shame that this Australian classic is rated so low!
21 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love movies of whatever age and genre. I saw Dad and Dave as I love Joan Sutherland(one of the greatest singers of the 20th century in my opinion), I have loved Leo McKern since Rumpole of the Bailey and I wanted to check out other stuff he has done and I am fond of Geoffrey Rush too.

This is a lovely and very well scripted movie, and it is a real shame that it is rated so low. The film does look wonderful with the scenery especially striking and the photography and costumes are lovingly evoked, and the title song is both catchy and memorable.

The story makes me warm and cuddly inside, and the script is funny and very well-written. I also love the bit where Jack goes nuts. Leo McKern(with a very infectious laugh) and Geoffrey Rush are brilliant and teamed together ideally, and Joan Sutherland is equally delightful.

All in all, an Australian classic. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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