Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
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In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. Written by
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We're not really used to...
Lady Sarah Ashley:
A woman? I suppose you think I should be back in Darwin, at the church fête or a lady's whatever you call it. Well I will have you know, I am as capable as any man.
Guests. We're not used to guests is what I was about to say but now that you mention it I happen to quite like the women of the outback.
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I think the best word to describe this pastiche is "ridicolous" and not
in a fun, entertaining way. Baz Luhrmann's ego is all over the screen
but there is no visible sign of his intellect. "Somewhere over the
rainbow"? Oh please, give me a break! Although the story is the wannabe
love story between a man and a woman the whole thing feels incredibly
camp and not in a fun, entertaining way. If I sound angry it may be
because I am. I sat for three hours! Three hours! To be told this
quilted compilation of other much better movies. Nicole Kidman is
always fun to watch and that is true also here but for the wrong
reasons. Hugh Jackman gets the most loving, sexy framings and close
ups. I'm giving "Australia" a 3 and not a 1 due to the young Aborigine
star and some spectacular locations.
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