I saw this when it was first released. Loved it!!! I actually saw it twice within the space of a week as my friend wanted to see it also. Great Australian film. In fact a classic. Please don't miss this film.
Australian drama = great movie - love the different lives being played out in this one
Another Aussie masterpiece. Acting was awesome. Especially LaPaglia. Great to see him play an Aussie. Great story with twists and turns. No idea why Barbara Hershey was in it. I'm sure an Aussie actress would have done the part justice. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would and thoroughly recommend.
A must see Australian film that is well written, has a wonderful cast and direction.
It is well shot, has unexpected twists and turns, it's gripping, interesting and very thought provoking.
You WILL recommend this to others.
Another film that stays with you long after the ending.
Did not continue to watch this movie beyond the opening scenes
Great acting with an engaging ambling storyline that moves slowly but steadily, drawing you in all the way. Just like a good book you can't put down!
I thought this to be better than Animal Kingdom on all levels; acting, direction and plot. Fine story telling that deserves all the accolades it received when released
Brilliant cast,interesting story line. Australian Actors amongst the best in the world! would recommend.
Gentle intense loving portrayal of eight people suffering for their love, and surviving. A great film.
Beautiful scenery and filming. The locations were excellently chosen to fit in with the nature of the plot and to amplify the feelings evoked by the story. A sort of combination of a police investigation and also character studies of a variety of couples (and their lovers) who one way or another are involved in the investigation. The actors were superbly chosen and their portrayal of their characters' feelings showed superb craftsmanship.
I normally wouldn't like films about middle-class angst, but Lantana does it well. It glides along at a smooth pace, with just enough happening to keep us interested. The cast are great.
What is it about aussie acting? Absolutely fantastic. It is so so so sad. I love Kerry Armstrong. The ending was totally unexpected and literally made my heart ache. There are certain movies that are so great, they leave an everlasting impression on you that you just can't watch again. The Butterfly Effect, Wolf Creek and this one.... Well done Australia for we have THE best actors...
Lantana is an iconic Australian film covering issues of trust, assumptions and marriage. Featuring a large list of excellent Australian actors, worth seeing if you havent' already.
This movie shows just how good Australian dramas can be. Gripping story combined with terriffic acting performances from the whole cast made this a joy to watch.
My son needed to watch this movie for his VCE English (year 12) - which I thought was a bit deep for 17 year olds!
Bit of a classic Aussie movie this one. Very clever interplay between personalities and some unexpected twists.
We'd watch it again.
well acted and interesting story. more of a stroll than a sprint.
a really good movie , there were a few different stories within in the film and the director has managed to tie them up very well in a supberb ending . great aussie movie , some fine acting by all. well worth watching .
Lantana has a script that is
well above the average used by Australian film makers. It
is wonderful to view so many
talented actors working together without one particular star grabbing the limelight. As a whodunnit it
wins by keeping us guessing
until the very end. A very enjoyable and moving film.
I thought it a great film. My husband did not enjoy!
Even though the movie dragged on in places and could have 30 minutes cut off it I enjoyed it, with everyone's lives gradually entwining. It became evident how destructive certain situations can be towards a relationship due to lack of communication and how ennui can effect a relationship. Well played by Anthony Lapaglia.
Quite a powerful movie with interlinked threads that are not immediately apparent but come together during the story. Excellent acting from Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Armstrong etc which shows quality Australian movies with a good story & great actors can hold up well against imports. This is the sort of movie making that Australians can do so well & there should be more of them.
exellent story , exellent acting and a grouse aussie movie
Down to earth fair dinkum Oz movie. Just a few days of messy life of 4 families intertwining with a bit of who done it thrown in to finish off. Bonza show, don't miss it!!
Very interesting portrayal of '90s relationships in a big city and its a great whodunit to boot. Keeps you guessing. Stunning perfomances from all the main characters really rounds this film out. I'd watch it again.
Excellent acting by Australias best.Suggest watching a second time to appreciate to understand the Geoffrey Rush and Barbara Hershey characters.
Brilliant, intense social drama: Lawrence's second feature (after 1985's Best Film winner "Bliss"), based on Bovell's play, is a real winner. The fact that it scooped the pool with seven major awards from thirteen nominations while up against Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge" and crowd favourites "The Dish" and "The Bank" says a lot. Every single performance is exceptional, from LaPaglia, in his best role ever, right down to Robbins, whose cameo scenes inject some welcome humour just with his presence: the mutual respect between the cast and Lawrence is obvious, and the director always maintains the film ahead of any individual performance, a difficult thing to do with such a large all-star cast. Pre-Oscar buzz in Hollywood even predicted that LaPaglia would be a dark horse for an Oscar in 2002 ? unfortunately he missed out on a nomination. Armstrong earned two Best Actress AFI awards on the one night, for this and also her character Heather Jelly in "SeaChange": the first person to do so. A definite landmark Australian film, it was the second-highest grossing Australian film in Australian box offices in 2001 with $9.9m, behind only "Moulin Rouge" ($27.4m).
Brilliant. Complex storyline, characters with depth. Kept me interested to the end.
Once again this terrific Aussie film doesn't disappoint. A brilliant cast makes this one excellent
This is one of the great Australian movies. A clever study of disloyalty. Kerry Armstrong is a subtle and moving actress.
Very disappointed very dull, long winded in getting to the point.
don' t know how it could possibly have rated so high.
This is one of my all-time favourite Australian movies. The screenplay is excellent. Very fine acting. Much more than just a murder mystery.
Sad story but not something I would watch again - my partner was bored.
Great story line,kept me totally absorbed.