Friday, January 15, 2010

Bran Nue Dae

Geoffrey Rush, Magda (she is, after all, a diva), Missy Higgins, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Rocky McKenzie, and Tom Budge bring an old stage musical to exuberant life in the midst of 'red sandy' Western Australia. Chorus and dancers rouse the audience and fill the auditorium with entertaining foolishness, smiles all round.

A respite from a too warm afternoon in the down under, the film keeps feet taping and smiles in full array. Good on Ya, Andrew Lesnie, academy award winning cinematographer for Lord of the Rings - you done good!