Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Adventures of Barry Mckenzie|
Actors: Alexander Archdale, Dick Bentley, John Clarke, Barry Crocker, Judith Furse
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Barrys adventures take him from the Australian colony of Earls Court to Rickmansworth and the strange perversions of Englands upper classes then along the hippie trail meeting the swindlers of the British music industry be... more »
Michael Kerjman | 10/04/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Early Dame Edna takes her UK-born Australian nephew back to England to merry on a local girl of whose mother arranged this trip on her expense.
Showing the England of the seventies as seen by an Australian-bread lad and lad's behavioral features as seen by local Pomes distinguishes traditionally between Australia and mother country of England by usual made-in-Australia way.
Perhaps, Crocodile Dundee in the States ( see, for instance, The Crocodile Dundee Triple Feature )is the further much better developments of this topic on one nation's diversification upon a passage of time occurred.
For Aussies only
Jmark2001 | Florida | 11/23/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I love Barry Humphries and I think that Dame Edna is a hoot. But as an American, I found this difficult to get through. First of all, Edna is here in a very early incarnation - before she became the celebrity skewering talk show host. Second: the humor here is provincial. You have to be from down under to appreciate the Aussies vs. the Brits insult humor. I just didn't get it. But then, the Brits don't get Seinfeld.
The accent will throw you off if you haven't watched a lot of Australian films (or what few films there are out there). I found it incomprehensible at times.
Low budget, slow moving, sophomoric to my taste, this was a HUGE hit in Australia. Everyone else may wonder what the fuss was about."