My Brother Jack is an Australian drama in two parts, seen through the eyes of David Meredith, a well known Australian journalist. This movie starts at the age of being a child at the end of the World War One, who enters into an indentured apprenticeship and becomes successful journalist/writer.
With career success comes success in finding a woman he loves, a nice car and home in a well to do middle class suburb. Taking some words of advice from a friend and colleague, David Meredith takes the advice too much to heart and unwittingly becomes emotionally cold towards his family.
His brother, Jack, seeks to serve as a soldier in World War Two but it is David that goes to war as a war correspondent.
This is a good story based on novels by George Johnstone whose story follows a fictional journalist which is a trilogy. This is a movie highly worth seeing.
it i a very good movie.. I really enjoyed it
A great Australian miniseries adaptation of a substantial book.
The film depicts a true reflection on the affects of families felt after the ending of World War one and before World War Two - in particular one family.
It shows the stark truth of the horrors and how life changed men who were once normal and happy, into monsters to be feared by their loved ones. There lives torn by events that unfolded like the depression, how resilience can inspire some and others destroyed by the melancholy.
Same family yet two brothers lives were altered by the war and their father's actions. Some scenes are difficult to watch making the viewer uncomfortable yet this is the greatness of the film, you feel what the characters feel, their pain, their happiness and their angst because it is so real.
very good australian movie..with typical scenarios of the time....well portrait...good entertainment...all will enjoy
Interesting.... but left me wanting to know more. Hopefully there is a follow on movie one day.
It's difficult to make a good film adaptation from such a great novel, but director Ken Cameron has done so. The exploration of David Meredith's search for idenity and his rebellion against uniformity is well contrasted with his brother, Jack. It's an absorbing story set in Melbourne against the backdrop of post WWI, the Depression and WWII. I was surprised to see good guy William McInnes cast in the role of a baddie, the heavy handed father of Davey.
Excellent portrayal of life of the times. Believable.