Three Blind Mice – Movie

The missus dragged me along to the movies the other night to see this great picture directed by Matthew Newton, who also plays one of the main roles. He was in attendance for the “Any Questions?” session.

Most of you probably remember Matthew as the Terry Clark character in Underbelly, but here he’s the overconfident officer up for anything on the night before three mates are due to go to Iraq with the RAN.  It’s got a really good storyline that keeps you wondering where it’s going to go. As well  it’s really funny, with some great cameo roles with people like Jackie Weaver and the late Bud Tingwell.

The attraction for me, as an ex serviceman, was that the movie transported me back to a similar time, ie, when I was about to go to Vietnam, the dialogue and events were incredibly real and the characters instantly recognisable.

It fails as an example of the recent Australian movie genre though because no one died in the dunny with a needle in their arm, there were no  minority groups pursued and beaten, and shock horror, there was no nudity.

It’s really worth looking at. Four and a half out of five stars, no probs

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