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I wish this Australian movie success just because I support our film industry but it wasn't my cuppa tea at all.
It's set of course in one of the most beautiful beach side settings in Australia so it looks splendid but I just couldn't warm to any of these spoiled self indulgent Nouveau riche characters.
The saying house guests are like fish , they go off after 2 days is more than true with these characters , they went off for me about half an hour in to the story and began to wish for a
Tsunami to whisk them away.
Especially Richard E Grant as Billy an insipid , sarcastic failed musician who taunts the host and mocks his wife.
All the stereotypes of dysfunctional family characters are on display in Palm Beach , the ageing actress , the dutiful but unhappy wife ,
the spoiled indulged adult children and all the men are in crisis of some sort or another.
The acting is good, the setting is delightful the script is ok but one particular scene involving a chimney demolition and the underlying tension involving DNA identification left me at the end thinking I really dislike these people .
I much preferred meeting The Fockers , at least they were interesting but perhaps unlike me you may enjoy it .
I just thought it was like an enticing chocolate wrapped in gold foil but when eaten, a little bitter and disappointing.
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