A disturbed young woman (Jeanette Cronin) runs away from her New Zealand home and hides away in an Australian boarding house, named Terra Nova. There she finds that every one else in the ... See full summary »
Self indulgent? amateurish? well, yes, actually. This is a really ugly film made without constraint and guidance. A 3 hander with long rambling scenes where the actors improvised their performances. It is actually experimental.... If it had 20 minutes cut from the pointless talking it might have had a chance. In its present form it was released for a week or so, and avoided by anyone with money to spend. Apparently young urban film makers like these feel they have to have films depicting disgusting and stupid characters and revolting behavior peppered with unbearably foul language topped by grubby sex to be 'cutting edge' or 'now'. Yawn. I saw it on tape and decided to take a break after 40 minutes and do the dishes. After a shower, I was prepared to watch the rest. I did. Then I want to bed. In the morning I felt better.
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