Monday, April 13, 2015

529. Walkabout

Directed by Nicolas Roeg

What a roller coaster that was.

A teenage girl and her young brother hide from their father after he completely loses it and starts shooting at them.  The pair set out into the Australian outback.  They might not have the best self-preservation instincts.  Anyway, the come across an Aboriginal boy, whose character development isn't...great.

What a strange, trippy movie.  Something big happens at the beginning, nothing really happens during the middle, and something mildly interesting happens at the end.  Obviously, the middle was a little hard to get through.

It was pretty much a worse version of Rabbit-Proof Fence.  So not loving how animalistic the Aboriginal boy was but I guess them's the breaks in the 70s.

RATING: ***--

Interesting Facts:

The screenplay was only 14 pages long.

The main actress was embarrassed about her nudity so the majority of the crew left during those scenes.

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