Does not matter that yes, it is a bit dated and perhaps slightly overly romantic; what matters is the story, it's historical value, ethnographic values, and also not too bad cinematography (was filmed on location, near Mataranka). Interesting music (watch the extra feature for some explanation regarding music composed and played). PLUS: Contains an excellent extra feature, namely a documentary (titled "Walkabout", but do not confuse it with the later feature film, not related to it) about a trip by camels in Central Australia, depicting lives of the local Aborigines, including children at play (and at work, collecting food, etc.). The relationship between men and women was an interesting aspect of both movies on that disc. Both movies on the disc are highly recommended by me (for educational purposes, at least).
Thoroughly enjoyed this movie it is great to watch such an enjoyable aussie movie
At times quite dated / twee, it still remains an engaging and an important look at Australia's past. The acting is good and the story compelling.
It seems to be a very authentic movie, filmed in a really 'outback' setting. Not quite up to the book.
I found it difficult to value this movie. It is a great reflection of people and life not far ago in the NT outback, but something is missing. Perhaps its the ending that let me dissatisfied, because it feels like being cut off in the middle of the story and not at its end.
Well acted in very authentic settings with beleivable characterisations.
A wonderfully sensitive portrayal of early settler life from the female perspective. A little sanitised on the Aboriginal front but still quite revealing for it's time.
Near-brilliant adaptation of the memoirs of Mrs Gunn, it?s a sensitive, highly emotive story about one remarkable woman?s search for fulfilment thousands of kilometres from her cottage-home in Melbourne; McGregor is fantastic in her best role ever, and is well supported by the entire cast.