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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 »

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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 kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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David Caesar wrote the role of Mullet with Ben Mendelsohn in mind, but thought he was too young for the role. By the time he found funding, Mendelsohn was the ideal age for the role of Mullet. Mendelsohn had participated in most of the staged readings of the script, but always played another role. See more »

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Diary of an A hole.
19 July 2009 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Thats what this movie should have been called. Mullet is an a$$hole. He comes back to his hometown and treats everyone like dirt. There is no explanation for his arrogance, there is only some vague sense that he was some sort of local football hero in his youth. Despite his arrogance, somehow the cute girl behind the bar magically sees past all that (this is never explained) and for no reason falls in love with him and goes with him to the city. I mean it. There is no reason. He really is an a hole, he isn't good looking, he treats everyone like dirt, and somehow he manages to get the hottest girl in town to fall for him. Yeah right.

The main character/actor is the uninspired uninteresting center of what really is a flat movie that goes no where. Mullet has no character arc, does he learn from his mistakes ? no. He just leaves town. Ah .. great plot. Testimony to the fact that good screen writing starts with an interesting central hero that goes on some sort of emotional transition.

The actor who played his brother who married Mullet's ex was great and the guy who played his Aboriginal friend was good too in the face of Mullets racism and all round bastardry. You really want to beat Mullet up he's that annoying. The plot, of which there is not much to it, is basically the jack Cuorac thing about "you can never go home". Once you leave you are forever changed and going back to your past is counter productive. Thats what I took from it, pity I explained it better here than the movie did dramatically in its very dull 90 odd minute running time. Epic fail. For a much better take on the going back to a small town thing watch "gross point blank" instead.


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