Bran Nue Dae

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  • Summary: It is the summer of 1969 and young Willie is filled with an idyllic life in his hometown port of Broome, in the North of Western Australia. He spends his day fishing, hanging out with his friends, and when he can, his girlfriend Rosie. However his mother Theresa has great hopes for him andIt is the summer of 1969 and young Willie is filled with an idyllic life in his hometown port of Broome, in the North of Western Australia. He spends his day fishing, hanging out with his friends, and when he can, his girlfriend Rosie. However his mother Theresa has great hopes for him and she insists he return to the religious mission in Perth for further schooling. After being punished by Father Benedictus, Willie runs away and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. (Freestyle Releasing) Expand

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. An infectiously joyful Australian Aboriginal musical.
  2. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    75
    Enjoyable and forgettable in equal measure, the lovably cheesy Australian movie Bran Nue Dae is a must for children bitten by the musical-revival fever, for all who heart American Idol, and for anyone who came of age in the late 1960s - and is willing to hear the beloved pop standards of their youth massacred for a new age.
  3. 75
    It's a little racy for our "High School Musical" set. But Bran Nue Dae (say it out loud) will play anywhere fans like a musical so cute you want to pinch its cheeks.
  4. The bits of Aboriginal lore imparted along the way by Tadpole add flavoring to a sugar-coated romp that has the craft of a high school revue.
  5. 50
    The movie is bouncy and zesty, its energy unflagging, and some of the big numbers are heavily tinged with Bollywood. Conceptually, it should have been a trip.
  6. A very slightly plotted, over-the-top film with hammy acting suitable for an old "Benny Hill" episode. If that sounds like fun, go see it, mate.
  7. 30
    As a drama this is rote, as a musical it's uninspired, and as a comedy it's adolescent; ultimately it's a mess, unsure what it wants to be.

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  1. Mar 7, 2016
    5
    I am going to be honest, I hated this film when I first watched it. But after watching the film again, I liked it a lot more even though II am going to be honest, I hated this film when I first watched it. But after watching the film again, I liked it a lot more even though I still would not call it a great film. The film is definitely charming and at times enjoyable, but it is hindered by mediocre humour and a somewhat messy narrative. Bran Nue Dae is definitely for fans of musical cinema and other similar Australian comedies. Collapse

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