Awesome movie. I might be bias as i've got the hots for Rose Byrne.
I didn't watch the whole movie....the first few minutes were enough to put me off. Possibly because the DVD seemed damaged and pixellated....but there seemed little to hold my attentio...some fairly poor acting and poor American accents .....just couldn't be bothered with it
Awful. Pic has a great actor in Dennis Hopper but is more interested in following the cookie cutter romance between it's dreary young local stars.
Enjoyable and diverting little comedy with solid acting and some truly hilarious scenes (any scene with Bob Hawke comes to mind). Only major failing was the dull romantic subplot.
A great Aussie romp in the world of show biz and that notorious Sinatra incident! Good fun.
I guess the actors in this movie did a reasonable job of the parts they were playing. I have never much liked Dennis Hopper but he certainly got across the point that Frank Sinatra was a perfect jerk!
This was quite a surprise. Wasn't sure if it would pass our 15 minute test but perserverance paid off. Extra entertaining if you're old enough to remember the subject of this movie- Sinatra's 70's visit to Australia and his fight with the unions and media. I'm sure there is a bit of licence taken with the facts but it's lighthearted and entertaining.
Too much swearing for my taste.
Overall weak acting- major disappointment.. turned it off half way through.
don't be fooled by Dennis Hoppers name on it- this one is a dud.
Misconceived, badly directed, and painful to watch. Based on the flimsiest of storylines, overdramatised and badly acted. The only good word is for Tom Burlinson as the voice of Sinatra - excellent.
Don't remember it so not sure
I don't know why I had never heard of this movie before, I loved it and highly recomend it to any Australian movie fans.
Not a great fan of 'ol blue eyes'!
Arguably the most popular Australian film of 2003 could have had stiff competition from the likes of "TakeAway", "Bad Eggs" and "Ned Kelly" had they been in the same league. Strikingly political, it traverses across a terrain mainstream film in this country has been unwilling, or unable, to broach for some time. Controversial (but probably accurate) in its depiction of Sinatra, alluding to his alleged connections with mob activity in the United States, it also presents a left-wing discourse with a young Hawke, played wonderfully over-the-top by David Field, leading the charge for the working classes against a figure that represents everything egalitarian Australia is not. For his part, Dennis Hopper, whose own personal history has not exactly been uncontroversial, is remarkable in this film, and expertly portrays Sinatra's multi-faceted and very complex character, well directed by Goldman, who has elected not to stay away from a certain amount of controversy after his brilliant but ill-conceived "Australian Rules". Byrne, who also appeared in concurrent releases "TakeAway" and "The Rage in Placid Lake", is simply too good to continue to take these female supporting / love interest roles; after "The Goddess of 1967", one feels her future lies overseas, with stronger parts in higher-budget independent films; she has already been 'discovered' in such circles in Britain. The lack of strong female roles in recent Australian mainstream films is indeed a concern, and provides a disturbing parallel to a similar problem in Hollywood.
A great Aussie movie. Well acted by a strong cast.
Pretty naive little story line with some moderately funny bits, but I wouldn't watch it again.
Generally well done except for a couple of terrible accents. Period fashions and cars are cool too.
Fantastic movie, loved Bob Hawke - saw him in a different light! Great to see the mix of good Aussie talent along side the likes of Melanie Griffith and other American actors.
Interesting portrayal of Australian history - good acting, Tom Burlinson's singing is great, although some of the storylines are a bit contrived.
Didn't watch more than about 20 mins of it.
Nostalgic,good acting, excellent vocals!
A bit slow, could be 30mins shorter. Excessive use of the "f" word.
Hopper as 'Cranky Franky' hits the mark. Good supporting cast & soundtrack. Joel Edgerton excels as the 'green'70's rock promoter.
This movie is really corny! Bad acting performances and weak plot.
Advice to Others: Don't bother!
Good account of historic visit to Aust. by Sanatra
Interesting 'ol blue eyes' expanation of the events.
Dennis Hopper never fails to deliver a supurb performance. Good to see Joel away from TV series and come of age
This was, refreshingly, a very good Australian movie. It soon happily made the wife and I forget this year's appalling federal election result. This movie, instead, was brilliantly filmed, with a fine cast and well considered resolution. As well the feel of the period was exquisitely captured. I lived through the actual incident (via tv and newspapers) and the contemporaneous impeachment of President Nixon as a 13 year old in Sydney's southern suburbs. As per the previously mentioned election denouement, I was so disappointed by the Oz film Dirty Deeds. This is in terms of it's horrifying descent into tragi-comedy and bleak abject insanity. But, much to our delight,"Night...Day" was on the contrary a very fine feature presentation. After watching this joyous DVD experience the wife was so euphoric she #$%#$%& my brains out all night till morning. Well Done Team !!
Very amateurish, to say the least. Glad I didn't pay to see this movie at the cinema.
Very very light but watchable. However Joel Eggerton walks through it!
Very very light, Joel Eggerton walks through this. However, watchable.
Not as good as I expected - not a great story line.
There was something missing in the mix. Didnt quite hit any of its marks.
I lived through the events portrayed. The screenplay has added many fictional elements and a "love story". It is a poor film. Not well directed but the music's great as is Tom Burlinson's voice as Sinatra. Meg Ryan is sweet as Barbara Marx.
Rather good movie. Taught me a few things I didnt know and believe me, I am old enough to remember, can't stand Melanie Griffith though but Dennis Hopper was wonderful.
Really enjoyed it. Dennis Hopper is wonderful. Melanie griffith, dont like her.
A good cast and concept wasted by a poor story.
Good story, particulalry if you're old enough to remeber the event! Good performances throughout. Very watchable.
Good Aussie flick. Light entertainment, amusing in parts.
An interesting look at an amazing piece of oz history.
Trus life played out brilliantly by great cast. Aussie humour and superb music. What a surprise package!