we went to a Screening last night at that nice Mr. Redford’s cinema on Sunset Boulevard and saw the latest from PJ Hogan (yes, yes, Muriel’s Wedding and my Best Friend’s Wedding – alas no meringue dresses and tears or Rupert Everett or Rachel Griffiths in this one) and it was BRILLIANT.
especially the Dionysian toni collette – glorious and wanton and out of control and breathtakingly non-neuro-typical (which is a concept explored in the movie so you know it’s a special piece of cinematic discourse).
oh yes, and there’s a Sound of Music obsession that runs throughout so you know we Adored it.
but the whole movie is Rather unsettling, we have to warn you.
and pretty shocking.
in a most outrageously Australian devil-may-care-to-the-lot-of-yous Way.
and then after the movie had finished and we all collapsed, exhausted, uplifted, shocked and a bit faint from the ballsy (can we say that on the BBC? *lookstocamera*) spirited outlaws on the screen, PJ Hogan himself came out, with a microphone, and did what they call in the business a “Q&A”.
the Q&A turned into a strange support group for people who were suffering the effects of mental illness (huh? we thought it was just a movie about Outrageous People *confused*) but we respected their Views (even if it was slightly disappointing not to get to talk about the Movie Process and Directors and P&A – prints & advertising – which Mr. Hogan said they didn’t have much money for this time so all WOM – word of mouth – is appreciated – understood).
this was the shocker.
two moments to leave you with.
we have to thank PJ Hogan for this cinematic gem.
you’re terrible muriel.
but that Shaz is truly MENTAL.
thank you P J Hogan for a splendid screening on sunset boulevard.