Having bagged Australia’s latest efforts with film – or more specifically said that the New Zealanders were leaving us in the shade, I’m pleased to say that I thought “Little Fish” was a very good flick and good enough for you to try to go and see it – even if I wouldn’t put it in the ‘drop everything’ cateory.
I had somehow got the impression from snippets of reviews that had somehow entered my consciousness without my having watched/read that this film was OK, but somehow weighed down by its stars – Cate Blanchett, Sam Niell, Noni Hazelhurst Lisa McCune. But having read William Burroughs’ Baboon call it the best Oz film ever made, I thought I’d better trot along.
Noni’s good, Sam’s his usual good self. Cate’s good too in her cold and rather distant way. All the critics seem to go for Hugo Weaving who really does give the most memorable performance.
I don’t think it’s as good as WBB does, but go read his review containing a good little phrase if ever there was one – “gormless unfear” – and then see the movie.