If you haven’t seen this then go. Go now.
Another friend asked why I went with Mr as and didn’t organise a girls’ outing. Well it isn’t a chick flick. Though most, if not all, males were there with female partners. Still, Mr S loved the film.
Yes, there are The Most Beautiful Gowns.
Kate Winslet an authentic Aussie accent.
There is a fire. Which I won’t say more about so as not to need a spoiler alert. Except to say, given our propensity to bush fires and the destruction they cause, I hate them as a narrative element.
Pfft to The Guardians review which says it is unbearable and “chokingly terrible”. Crap. It’s good. Maybe it’s just too Aussie for the pompous Pom?
The Independent says it loses the humour because of serious themes (loss of child, domestic violence, guilt). But why must a film be one thing?
Anyway, see it. And tell me what you think.