Doing Time for Patsy Cline

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  • Summary: A music-fueled road movie about a naive youth from the Australian outback on his way to seek fame and fortune in Nashville. (Quad Cinema)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. A down–under fable with a sweet country-music twang.
  2. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    Overall the charm of the film works its spell, and director Kennedy shows confidence in juggling understated comedy and gently sentimental drama.
  3. 63
    Where else can you get to hear Otto sing "Crazy"?
  4. 60
    It's a fun but somewhat uneven romp, enlivened by its unusual setting and lovely female lead, Miranda Otto.
  5. The saving graces of the film, written and directed by Chris Kennedy, are its performances, especially Mr. Roxburgh's portrayal of a floundering lost soul with little to show for an itinerant life, and Ms. Otto's ditsy, mercurial and ultimately touching country singer.
  6. 30
    Writer-director Chris Kennedy delights in torturing his poor protagonist--what are the odds that a massive Aussie line dancers' convention would take place in the abandoned train yard right across the street from his jail?--but enduring this oddly humorless "comedy" is even harder on the audience.