Takes place in a coastal town of Bermagui (in part).
Not a heartwarming film at all, in my opinion, on the contrary, may make you feel even more insecure about this world and the cruel nature of things, injustices, stupidity, etc. The ending does not fit the rest of the film, in my view, overall a disappointment, below expectations!
Billy at his best.
Never a dull moment... very very funny
I enjoyed this movie so much. It has made me look at my own insurance policies a little more closely. A truly heartwarming story.
This is one of the only Australia movies that will not make you sit there and cringe. It is well written has a lot of heart and is such a beautiful movie to watch. Maybe not for the kids though because of the swearing from Billy! If only all Australian movies could be made like that we might actually have a decent film industry in this country.
Very good and quite a subject
This is one of my favourite
Australian movies. It has a
trio of stars, Connolly, Davis and Friels to help us
believe the impossible can
happen. Both urban and rural scenery sparkles and the coastal views remind me of
wonderful holidays. Even Arthur the dog was a natural.
in lively colour
A movie almost as good as the book,very enjoyable, very funny.
Australia's second-biggest commercial success of 2001 (after "Moulin Rouge") is a feel-good, formula-driven crowd-pleaser, with some genuinely funny moments. Connolly is in top form as Scottish-born Myers, and Davis shows glimpses of slapstick genius in her first genuinely comedic role after an acclaimed dramatic career. It is formulaic, which means a lull partway through, but Connolly's mere presence is enough to pull it through. The third-highest grossing Australian film in 2001, with $8.1m in Australian box-office receipts.
Hilarious, had many a laugh through out this movie, Billy Connolly makes it just right.
Amusing little film. Brilliant performance by Billy Connelly.
Very slow with predictable out come.
Wasn't in a rush to select this one, but now having seen it, wish I had requested it earlier. Billy played a great role and his language wasn't overdone, it was funny, a little heart wrenching and one of those movies you would watch twice. I heard the kids laughing at it while I was out in the garden - a good indication.
A very funny man in a role that gives him full rein to display his talents. Judy Davis is an excellent foil for Connolly.
An enjoyable and entertaining film, that raises some very well constructed arguments around corporate responsibilities and theological relevance within modern society.