Saturday, July 11, 2015

Strangerland Movie Review

Joseph Fiennes & Nicole Kidman (r) star in Strangerland

The Blame Game

IMDb Plot: A family finds their dull life in a rural outback town rocked after their two teenage children disappear into the desert, sparking disturbing rumors of their past. Directed by Kim Farrant.

Planning a family holiday? Cross Nathgari, Australia off your list. It's where Farrant's Strangerland takes place, and it might be one of the worst places on Earth. Kidman agrees, "I hate it here," and when her two kids go missing, it only gets worse. There's no shortage of reasons (or suspects) for the kids' disappearance... which makes for a very compelling mystery/suspense/thriller. Adding to the fun... a closet-full of secrets, shame and sullenness, spearheaded by superb performances by Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving. Great cinematography (P.J. Dillon) and spellbinding (yet kinda depressing) to the very end.