Performances were robust; from Weaving’s flamboyant Sergeant to Hemsworth’s striking larrikin, from Snook’s sassy Trudy to Davis’ hilariously cranky recluse. Winslet thrived as tenaciously brazen femme fatale Tilly, whose homecoming unleashes revenge upon the callously petty townspeople.
The script combines black comedy with gothic tragedy, producing a farcically grim storyline. The unnecessary introduction of sensational plotlines tips the film into melodrama, however Moorhouse incorporates this into the film’s eccentric style with an explosively cathartic finale.
A hysterically theatrical lark, worth a watch.