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Actors: Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown, David Wenham
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Military & War
PG-13     2009     2hr 45min

A romantic action-adventure epic set in Australia prior to World War II that centers on an English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) who inherits a large ranch. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly jo...  more »

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Actors: Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown, David Wenham
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Creators: Mandy Walker, David Hirschfelder, Dody Dorn, Michael McCusker
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Love & Romance, Military & War
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/03/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 45min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 11/25/2013...
WOW, I just watched this movie and loved it! A must see for adventure, excitement, and love.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kathy H. (kate54) from SAINT LOUIS, MO
Reviewed on 5/10/2013...
I love this movie. I could watch it everyday. It has romance , action, and the story line is great. The movie in my opinion is at least 10 stars.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 4/6/2013...
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Ronald F. from ALAMOGORDO, NM
Reviewed on 1/11/2013...
I thought it was a very good movie, well acted and visually appealing. I would recommend it to those who like historical/ romantic genre films.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

See It For the Boy
Samantha Kelley | USA | 09/10/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Australia is the story of a well-bred but meddlesome English woman Lady Ashley (Nicole Kidman) who decides to go to Australia to check up on her husband's affairs there. When she arrives, she is met by a rough bachelor called Drover (Hugh Jackman) who takes her to her husband's property, only to discover that he has been killed. The murder is blamed on the natives, but Lady Ashley quickly finds that something is afoot with the cattle boss (David Wenham) and she promptly fires him.

Without someone to drive her cattle, Lady Ashley is forced to care for the land herself, and she must make a quick go of it. She becomes "Miss Boss" to the natives, and her forceful nature and womanly touch makes her a better candidate for the job than one might have first expected.

The story is long and very predictable. It is obvious that most of the auxiliary characters will die, and the storyline doesn't make these deaths very surprising. The author wanted us to feel sad, but not in such a way that would affect the story too much.

The scenery is beautiful, but that doesn't make a film great. Aside from that, the best part of the film is Brandon Walters who plays the makeshift son of Lady Ashley and Drover. The old adage about kids in film seems true here. Although Kidman and Jackman are well known for their acting skills, this boy steals every scene from them. He is charming, intelligent, and his lingo is very entertaining. He is an Aboriginal boy, and an incredibly talented one at that. Here is to hoping we see him again on the screen."