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Ruth Cracknell was the one who suggested Toni Collette having been a huge fan of hers since she saw her in Muriel's Wedding. Collette was also a huge fan of Cracknell's and of the show Mother and Son and was excited to hear Cracknell was a huge fan of hers too. See more »
While I haven't read the novel (which by all accounts is quite good), there is little good to be said of this film. I'm not sure if it was the incoherent flash backs, or the real "Aussie" acting, that most had me reaching for the remote control.
So, unless you are a big Ruth Cracknell fan and can stand the tedium this film has to offer, it is, unfortunately, best forgotten.
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