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6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
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  1. Mar 31, 2013
    5
    There's a family of 5 crazy girls…at least the girls think so. After their mom is sent away, dad hires a weirdo (Toni Collette) to watch them. Of course, she does lots more. This film desperately tries to be quirky and there's lots of energy propelling it in that direction. However, it just turns out to be frantic and misguided. When things gets serious in the last 30 minutes, it becomes aThere's a family of 5 crazy girls…at least the girls think so. After their mom is sent away, dad hires a weirdo (Toni Collette) to watch them. Of course, she does lots more. This film desperately tries to be quirky and there's lots of energy propelling it in that direction. However, it just turns out to be frantic and misguided. When things gets serious in the last 30 minutes, it becomes a bit more compelling. Still, it's simply trying too hard to be cute and charming. Expand
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42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Mar 30, 2013
    40
    The cutesy energy is just too much in this Aussie comedy that’s overly bemused by its quirkiness.
  2. Reviewed by: Tina Hassannia
    Mar 29, 2013
    12
    Given the film's garrulous multitude of characters, one wishes they would all just shut up and sing.
  3. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Mar 28, 2013
    50
    The hippie heroine of this wacky Aussie comedy cheerfully theorizes that Australia was actually originally settled not by convicts but by mental patients — which may possibly explain the antics of Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, among others.