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An English aristocrat inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver to drive 2000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.
Action Adventure Romantic - This is a nearly three-hour, old-fashioned melodrama that blends
elements of romance, western, social drama, and wartime adventure.
Fans of stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman will find plenty to
savor here. The target audience is female moviegoers, in particular
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; very few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief nonsexual nudity. VIOLENCE: Fights, shootings, a trampling. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: Fights, explosions, stampedes. COMEDY: Some comic banter and kid humor.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 131 moviegoers:
OUTSTANDING REVIEWS! These are certainly higher reviews than from movie critics. Nearly everyone, both males and females, loved "Australia." Teen males are the only ones who rated it somewhat low, but it's really not the type of movie most of them would enjoy anyway.
Set in Australia on the explosive brink of World War II. In it, an English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) travels to the faraway continent, where she meets a rough-hewn local (Hugh Jackman) and reluctantly agrees to join forces with him to save the land she inherited. Together, they embark upon a transforming journey across hundreds of miles of the world's most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to still face the bombing of the city of Darwin by the Japanese forces that attacked Pearl Harbor.