Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Australia Review

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Yesterday I viewed the movie Australia with Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. I loved it...At first I was a little leery of seeing it because I hadn't heard much about the movie other than what my friend from work had told me about it. She's a big Hugh Jackman fan and could even his worst movie sound like the best thing since sliced bread....Does Hugh have a bad movie? I really don't think he does.

Usually, I'm not a real big fan of Nicole Kidman but she was really good in this movie. She was a very believeable as an English aristocrate, Lady Sarah Ashley, who's husband owns a cattle station, Far Away Downs, in the Northern territory of Australia, near Darwin. Well Lady Ashley come's to Australia assuming her husband is up to no good, only meet up with Drover (Hugh Jackman) and learn some shocking things about what has been going on at Far Away Downs. While at Far Away Down's she meets up with an Aboriginal child named Nullah and they all embark on a cattle drive across some of the harshest country in Australia, because the contract to supply the Australian Army with beef is on the line (this movie takes place when the world is on the brink of WWII). Not only do they have to contend with the elements but there are certain people who don't want this team to succeed and will do anything to see that they don't.

Because I don't want to give away too much of the movie I'll stop there.....But I will say that as great as the movie was, there are a few obvious CGI moments, but I didn't let that detract from the rest of the movie. Then there is the fact that Hugh Jackman looks pretty dang good on a horse....almost makes you wish you were the horse.

Here's the movie trailer:


  1. Swinging in from SITS... I hadn't heard much about this movie except that it was "critically acclaimed" - which usually means boring. :p I might have to check it out now. :)

  2. im so torn on this movie..i love love lvoe hugh jackman, but am SO not a fan of nicole kidmans acting. I dunno, I THINK i wanna see it...

  3. I'm stopping by from SITS.
    Such a cute blog design!

  4. Oooh, I also am admittedly a huge Hugh fan, but also am a not-really-fan of Nicole Kidman. However, I'm dying to see this movie. As soon as the house stuff is done and the sign is up, I'll be renting it! :)
    Oh, and thanks for posting the trailer.... *drool*


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