Monday, April 20, 2015


I had never heard of this film made in 2013 until I found it on Netflix. I watched it and then watched it again with Jeanne. We both enjoyed it completely and highly recommend it.

The story is that of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who attempted to cross the Australian desert in 1977. It is a slow moving, thoughtful and engaging film about courage, drive and grit.

A well acted film starring Mia Wasikowska as Robyn, it's no wonder I'd never heard of it, it only did 4 mil at the box office (less than it cost to make). The advertising must have been poor. I read online that both Julia Roberts and Nichole Kidman had been considered for the role but years later Mia got it. Had those earlier attempts with known actors made it, the film might have been more successful.

Rated PG-13 for some rough scenes, it's well within the standards of most families.

This is a really great one!

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