But we tripped along yesterday morning anyway - they don't do breakfast at Gold Class so we ordered copious coffees and I pretended I was in the Mediterranean and ordered dips and turkish bread. 10 minutes into the movie, I leaned over and told maelkann that I loved this movie, it fits into a loophole! He shook his head and sighed, poor man. But yes! I did love this movie. I loved it all the way through. It does exactly what I was trying to do with Sprawl - offer strong specfic in an Australian setting and do so unapologetically and without cringe. This is Australian film back at its peak - the acting is fantastic, the filming is great, the soundtrack hits out of the park and the story is awesome. Most importantly, there are several female characters, a female protagonist, in fact, AND they do awesome things. Over and over! Whilst I dunno that I think the content is great for a youngish audience, the characterisation is outstanding and I loved that there was an array such that each character had strengths and weaknesses and each got to be heroic and flawed.
I hurrahed and gasped and thoroughly enjoyed my way through this movie. I highly recommend it. I'm going to go source me the books now too.
(also, I'm with the right guy since this is the kind of book he reads and enjoys).