Tommy, a gifted teenage composer, dreams of being accepted into the famous Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Unfortunately, a good band is hard to find in the middle of Outback Australia - until a strange incident involving flying watermelons leads him to a group of talented prison inmates.Written by
Tommy, your performance yesterday was an embarrassment. Now you want to go away to some music college, and you're not even good enough to impress a bunch of graziers? You're a cocky, Tommy. Everything else is just a road to nowhere. Now, listen to me. We have bled and sweat our lives into Harmony Station. Through drought and rain, that land has supported McAlpines for three generations, and if you want to throw that all away to pursue some worthless folly, at least have the common sense to find...
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I liked this film. It was a bit slow and I would have liked to have seen more musical progress at the jail house .. but I can understand that they wanted you to wait until the end to see how it turned out. I like that it is Australia-based. Definitely better than the other movies I have seen this summer. I went with my boyfriend for my birthday. I was concerned that he would not like it. But he said that he liked it. THere were a few cute lines in the movie referencing the trouble men get in on account of women. Most of the other movie goers were quite old in the movie. There is no sex or violence at all. It is a safe movie for a first date or family event. No one will be offended by the movie. Also, no annoying political undertones.
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