Film No. 8 (2018) January 26th. 1:05 PM GRAND CINEMAS Armadale .
"Our parents did the best they could with the bent tools they were handed." (Jeff Marsh gives his theory as to why he is who he is).
Stephen Elliott (Director) and Lizzy Gardener (Costume Designer)have much to get off their chests in this part fact, part fairy tale adventure into their adolescent past in suburban Australian in the 1970's. As a member of this exact demographic, I loved every one- liner, jumpsuit and Tupperware served savoury dish on display. Their self indulgence was my self indulgence but I'm not sure how the rest of the world's cinema going public will react. The plot is simple, three families have fun in the sun, the sand and the sunken lounge room and the kids are left to their own devises as their parents experiment with promiscuity. So, other than a whale being washed up on the local beach, there's not a lot of drama, just a series of scenes through Elliott's reflective lens. If you are Australian and born in the 50's or 60's don't miss it. 8GUMS.