Australia PG-13

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Australia
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 3, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Surround - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes:
      1. What About the Drove'
      2. Angry Staff Serve Dinner

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten55%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 221

Upright65%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 261,524
Rating: 5/5 -- What you do get... is a firm commitment to epic, triple-espresso-shot extreme romance (the kind spelled XTREEEM!) and the kind of tear-jerking that involves having both your arms wrenched behind your back until you holler "Uncle!" Full Review
Movies.com
Nov 5, 2018
Rating: 3/5 -- Australia is an epic love story, and a quite extraordinary piece of kitsch. Everything about the film is wildly over the top. Full Review
Times (UK)
Jan 5, 2009
There's a lot that feels jarringly overdone here. Full Review
Georgia Straight
Nov 5, 2018
Rating: 3/4 -- A beautifully rendered but flawed pastiche of the grand epics of old. Full Review
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
Jun 6, 2019
Rating: 3/6 -- It's a fine romp, epic in both ambition and visuals if not narrative - and if director Baz Luhrmann had stopped at the end of the love story's trajectory, the audience would have left entirely happy. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 5, 2009
If you are willing to take the plunge and view things through Luhrmann's prism, Australia does deliver the classic dramatic and romantic satisfactions its ambitious advertising campaign promises. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Jul 6, 2010
The most expensive Australian film ever made is rousing and passionate....Kidman gives one of her most engaging performances...
Hollywood Reporter
Nov 20, 2008

Product Description:

MOULIN ROUGE's Baz Luhrman and Nicole Kidman reteam for this epic that pays homage to their homeland. In AUSTRALIA, Lady Sarah Ashley (Kidman) is a prim and proper Englishwoman who journeys to Australia in the years before World War II reached the country's shores. She is determined to have her estranged husband sell his cattle ranch to a monopoly-craving businessman named King Carney (Bryan Brown), but when she arrives, Lord Ashley is dead, and her plan to sell the ranch changes when she sees an employee named Fletcher (David Wenham) cheating her husband's business and mistreating a young boy named Nullah (Brandon Walters) because he is of mixed race. Urged on by both pride and a sense of justice, Lady Ashley wants to drive her herd of cattle to Darwin so she can sell them to the troops, but she'll require the help of an independent cowboy (fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman) to get them there.

AUSTRALIA changes genres almost as much as Kidman's character changes from fantastic costume to fantastic costume (courtesy of Luhrman's wife and collaborator, Catherine Martin). The film begins as a fish-out-of-water comedy, then changes into a Western, then morphs into a romance, and it finishes as a World War II drama. But in this genre-bending epic, there's something for everyone, especially for fans of Jackman. The actor has rarely looked better, and there's plenty of opportunity for him to show that he can be an action star as well as a romantic lead in the mold of the Golden Age stars. The film itself harks back to classic Hollywood, at times resembling essentials such as GONE WITH THE WIND and THE AFRICAN QUEEN. And fans of THE WIZARD OF OZ will enjoy seeing how the beloved film works its way into AUSTRALIA's plot and score.

Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:

Set in Australia on the brink of World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley, an English Aristocrat (Kidman), travels to the faraway continent where she has inherited a cattle ranch, owned by her late husband. When Australian cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn local known as The Drover (Jackman) to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor. When tragedy strikes and Lady Sarah becomes unofficial guardian to a “half-caste” boy, the unlikely couple must come to terms with a prejudiced society, dishonorable business associates and the impending arrival of the Japanese.

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  • Sales Rank: 5,335
  • UPC: 024543563716
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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