FOR REVIEW AND PREVIEW PURPOSES ONLY. Kate Winslet in a scene from the movie The Dressmaker. Supplied by Universal Pictures. Please credit photo to Ben King.
FOR REVIEW AND PREVIEW PURPOSES ONLY. Kate Winslet in a scene from the movie The Dressmaker. Supplied by Universal Pictures. Please credit photo to Ben King. Ben King

The Dressmaker hot to trot way of showing small town life

IF YOU ever lived in a small country town in Australia (and I mean small), there are many quirky scenes in The Dressmaker that will have you giggling.

40-year-old English born actress Kate Winslet does a convincing job of being an Australian woman in her 20s who has travelled the world and returned to her small town in outback Australia to care for her mother.

From the unpainted tin roof buildings, to the crappy unfashionable outfits worn by the townsfolk, to the small town politics and bitchiness, and the hidden personality traits of the nicer folks in town; this movie covers just about every aspect of small town country society.

And it's all portrayed in such a humorous way, you can't help have a giggle. It's not the same sense of humour found in The Castle or a Baz Luhrmann film. But hidden attack at Australian quirks is there.

But it's not all giggles. There are tears and breath-holding scenes, along with 'wins' in the plot, all leaving the audience with a two-hour emotional rollercoaster (in a good way).

And the movie wouldn't be what it is without Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving's portrayal of their quirky characters.

MOVIE TITLE: The Dressmaker

RATED: M
STARRING: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving
REVIEWER: Kerri-Anne Mesner
VERDICT: 4.5 stars out of 5
 



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