A dark-sheep type of man returns to his hometown after a prolonged absence. While he's been gone ludicrous rumours have spread about his whereabouts. Is he a big footy player or is he a ... See full summary »
A dark-sheep type of man returns to his hometown after a prolonged absence. While he's been gone ludicrous rumours have spread about his whereabouts. Is he a big footy player or is he a film star. Turns out he's still the same lovable but not likable sort of fellow he was when he left. He wants his old girlfriend back even though she is married to his brother now and is pregnant. For money he nets in mullets (hence his nickname, Mullet) but no'one wants to buy them. People begin to get sick of him being back again and become hostile, telling him to leave again. Written by
Three years after leaving town without a word to anyone, Eddie ("Mullet") returns to face the music. He isn't sure of his place anymore - his girlfriend has got married to his brother - and it seems no one wants him around.
All of the characters in this film are very real and extremely well played by all concerned, especially Ben Mendelsohn and Susie Porter.
The story is very well written, with some excellent dialogue, and it rings true. It has some interesting things to say about human relationships.
I thought the director showed great affection for the characters being portrayed. These are people that you would see in any rural Australian town, but that doesn't make them stereotypes or two dimensional.
Well worth seeing.
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