I really liked this movie and have watched it many times. Having said that there are many problems with the production The editing feels uneven and there are a number of jarring pieces of dialect that pull you out of the story. The actresses playing Faye’s friend Moira and her workmate Patty have very similar appearance and are easily confused. I grew up in those times in Sydney and it brought a rush of nostalgia, but I have no memory of immigrants glorying in the term “refo”. It was pretty much always used in a derogatory way to my memory. When Frank fails to come home the clock shows 6:50pm. There seems to be far too much daylight. There was no DST in Sydney in 1959. Still I love the movie very much. An engrossing fairytale.
The blu-ray is bare bones. Absolutely no extras. It would have been nice to see some deleted scenes or outtakes, to say nothing of how they recreated a Sydney of 60 years ago. The video and audio were respectable on my 65” OLED TV, with nothing particularly outstanding, but nothing to complain about.
- Actors: Angourie Rice, Ryan Corr, Rachael Taylor, Julia Ormond
- Directors: Bruce Beresford
- Format: DVD
- Region: Region 4 (This version of the DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Universal Sony Pictures Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 19 Dec 2018
- Run Time: 109 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- ASIN: B07GVSC1W8
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