Warm and Witty albeit Melodramatic- The Dressmaker in 100 Words

Moorhouse’s return is a hilariously caricatured depiction of small-town Australia with captivating performances, stunning costumes and witty writing.

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.

4 stars

Jo Bradley.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Glad you enjoyed my blog. Your review is more concise but it seems we both enjoyed it!

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  2. Lloyd Marken says:

    This is my favourite review of yours out of the ones I’ve read so far. Brilliant.

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    1. JoBradley says:

      Thankyou very much! I’m thrilled you like it.

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