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The Dressmaker (2015)
Revenge by means of a Singer sewing machine?
Our over-the-hill heroine arrives in a tiny town with a little luggage and carrying a Singer sewing machine in a case. A sewing machine cannot be carried as we see it being done here. I'm strong for a female, and there is no way I could carry one as if it were a makeup case, as she does. That's the first red flag. Our heroine is also, very obviously, 15 (at least) years older than her contemporaries. She has come to town to get revenge on the townsfolk for a wrong done. Making dresses for the local ladies seems to be the way to accomplish this. Where does all this fabric come from? This is a tiny town out in the middle of nowhere and somehow all this fabric materializes (no pun intended) for all these dresses. Then out of nowhere another dressmaker shows up! Competition? Where is this story going? Romance? No chemistry there. He's handsome, yes. She's good looking. But wooden, both. He jumps into a silo of grain - we're shown this with the mice running around in it. Then we find out it was sorghum and he drowns in it. It's grain, then sorghum. Aaack! What else can happen in this screwy film? It could have been a good story with our heroine finding out what really happened when she was a child that caused her to be sent away, creating a relationship with a mother she's not seen in 25 years and maybe finding true love in the process. But it just did not work. Too many implausibles.