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Australia – the movie

Back last November when we were back visiting family, our daughter-in-law went with her cousins to a late showing of Australia, which got later and later and later. The next day, she said “I had no idea it was such a LONG movie! There were like three endings!”


What we didn’t know – until we watched it last night for ourselves – is how much FUN the movie is. No, it probably won’t ever win any awards for great acting, but it had some hilarious scenes, some touching moments and it had allusions to other great adventure-type movies, including Indiana Jones. We loved watching it, and watched it from beginning to end without taking a break, which is amazing – it really is a LONG film.

Romance, drama, adventure, great scenery -it’s all there.

April 19, 2009 - Posted by | Adventure, Entertainment, Fiction, Mating Behavior


  1. I enjoyed it thoroughly 🙂

    It offered all that which was captivating in previous good movies.

    ~ Soul

    Comment by Soul | April 19, 2009 | Reply

  2. i thought the whole thing was obnoxiously long, nicole kidman was sooooo intolerable through out, the only redeeming quality was the adorable child

    Comment by Victoria | April 20, 2009 | Reply

  3. We also enjoyed it all the way thru. I think Hugh Jackman makes a fine Indy Jones!

    Comment by momcat | April 20, 2009 | Reply

  4. Soul – It’s a grand adventure! I’m glad you liked it, too!

    Victoria – We don’t all share the same tastes. I thought Kidman was hysterical. She has a gift for comedy. I loved all her bustling and frowning as the grande dame, and her down-to-earth coping with reality and her ability to go after what she wanted. She played – well, I think, a woman who was courageous, and lived life large.

    Momcat – LLLOOLLL – we so often like the same things! What are you watcing on TV these days?

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 20, 2009 | Reply

  5. Not much–waiting for the latest seasons to come out on DVD. I have really been enjoying The Unit. I am looking for some new series to pick up on DVD. Any suggestions? I got Damages on your recommendation and enjoyed that.

    Comment by momcat | April 20, 2009 | Reply

  6. True Blood! I thought I was going to hate it, and I loved it! I can hardly wait for the next season! When does the next season of Damages start, do you know? Do you watch Heroes? And of course, House? 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 20, 2009 | Reply

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    Comment by jimgarrison | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  8. Ummm, Jim . . . might want to up the dosage on those meds, my friend.

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  9. Damages starts soon-I saw a trailer for it recently. I love House. Haven’t seen Heroes but I might try True Blood, it was on my list of possibles.

    Comment by momcat | April 22, 2009 | Reply

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