The Castle

“A man’s home is his castle.”

We rented the movie Australia with Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman (I love myself some Baz Luhrmann – just ask my Moulin Rouge watch group back home) and despite being disappointed, learned a bit about the country’s past (American schools simply ignore the majority of Australian history) but we were in search of a classic, something you would have watched in high school and reminisced about with friends.  Great comedies are cult classics.  The Castle is Australia’s version.

With great lines, humorous family and a younger Eric Bana the movie was a pleasant surprise.  I had never heard of The Castle before, even though it was released in the States (unlike Muriel’s Wedding, which is another comedic Aussie film widely viewed in the US).  We are certain there are more out there.

Enjoy the laughs.  “This one’s going straight to the pool room.”

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2 Responses to The Castle

  1. Laura says:

    I’ve heard that this is a must-see so I’m glad to get the seal of approval from a fellow American. We’ll definitely have to check it out.

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