A young woman goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog. (imdb)
Cast and Information
Directed By: John Curran
Written By: Marion Nelson
Starring: Adam Driver, Mia Wasikowska, Rainer Bock, Emma Booth
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1. Based on a Book (collaborative: moderated by iconogassed - 22 stars)
2. Road Trip (collaborative: moderated by td888 - 12 stars)
3. Dogs (collaborative: moderated by td888 - 4 stars)
4. Australia (collaborative: moderated by djross - 2 stars)
5. Australian Aborigines (collaborative: moderated by iceblox - 1 star)
6. Toronto International Film Festival 2013 (collaborative: moderated by toro913 - 1 star)
7. film puanlamalarım (collaborative - 1 star)
8. explorer nflix queue (public: explorer - 1 star)
9. Recommended to Me by Friends (collaborative: moderated by stelkf)
10. 2014 US Theatrical (collaborative: moderated by DrBroel)
11. The Weinstein Company (collaborative: moderated by djross)
12. 100 Best Australian Films Of The New Millennium by FilmInk (collaborative: moderated by Equanimity)
13. 2014 Seen in theaters (public: fartblaster)
14. Asia/Pacific Top 100 (public: Sleepy Dogs)
15. 2014 (public: EbruCavdarli)
16. Netflix Instant and Popcorn Time (public: TraverseTown)
17. seen in 2016 (public: sproost)
18. 2010s Movies on Netflix/Hulu I wanna watch (public: TraverseTown)
19. Availability: Netflix (public: KasperL)
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TCI | Percentile | Date Rated | # Stars (Reviews)
(2nd viewing) Hits a wrong note from the start as it places its audience in the shoes of a young woman who doesn't wish for anyone to share in her experience. Plus, hardly any adversity is presented for us to really care about our rarely famished, perpetually looked after lonesome traveler; Heck, she even goes swimming at a certain point. At least the gorgeous cinematography and a endlessly watchable Wasikowska provide some compensation.
I don't get what's difficult, special or spiritual about this journey... She made it through quite easily. Beautifully shot though, and Wasikowska is good.
For once, the outback is portrayed not as a playground of depraved maniacs, but as a relatively safe natural habitat where thirst and loneliness are the sole dangers. The 1700-mile journey inevitable falls into the progress-difficulty-progress template typical of any epic voyage movie, but Wasikowska impressively carries us through with her acting range and painstaking portrayal of a troubled soul searching for answers. Good characters and some funny/sweet moments round this out nicely.
An engrossing biopic about a woman who walked across 1,700 miles of deserts in West Australia with four camels and a dog. Mia Wasikowska nearly singlehandedly carries the film, while Adam Driver offers some laughs. Stunning photography and soundtrack make it a visual and aural pleasure.
A young Sheila embarks on a solo journey halfway across the Outback and finds that life isn't all a basket of Bloomin' Onions and free ice tea refills. Life is filled with people who are kind and people who suck, and eventually those sucky ones will pull you so far down into the muck, you won't be able to get back up without the help of the kind ones. The kind ones and camels. At least three camels. And a shotgun. Definitely a shotgun. Oh, and a dog. Gotta have a dog. Yeah.
The film looks pretty and Wasikowska always does a great job, but there isn't quite enough conflict to make the story interesting. Seems like a real life story that was interesting on paper but didn't translate to an interesting film,
A perfectly serviceable "inspirational" drama about a woman travelling across the Australian desert. Wasikowska is again quite good in the role. Any film about a long nature journey is probably going to be pretty to look at, but even so it's quite well shot. It just didn't do a hell of a lot for me.
Reminded me of 'Into The Wild' in how it perfectly captures the essence of romanticism with great focus on self-discovery. However, the character arc isn't nearly as strong and without true conflict, keeping interest can be challenging at times. Mandy Walker's cinematography is a delight though.
|Average Percentile 53.22% from 416 Ratings|