Some viewers might be disappointed that this film which on it's face promises to be a Home Alone-esq comedic romp is in fact at a times tear-jerking glimpse into the life of a young boy as he is thrust into the role of mother, father and bread winner for his two younger siblings. While the acting by and large is appalling and and the early 80's Aussie accents potentially incomprehensible and/or whiny to American cinema goers( a la Mad Max)this film is worth the effort. If for nothing else the tension filled scene at McDonalds where the audience waits spell bound to see if the young lad will correctly recite the "Choose the Cheese" tongue twister and receive his well deserved discount. However, do not be mistaken, this film is not all skilled rhyming and hamburgers there are many moments where confrontation is the order of the day as the youngest member of the family challenges the Draconian radiator ordinances laid done by his brother in an attempt for greater rights and privileges ( and possibly warmth)and the beautiful female lead is torn between attending a birthday party of a snooty fellow student and giving away the one thing she prides above all else....her purity ( well...its actually a bottle of perfume).
Do yourself a favour and experience this bountiful serving of sensory delights.
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