Joan Lord and Melissa Jaffer are a perv chat as a pair of eccentric nuns and the wonderful Sam Neill deserves frrank medal for waiving his Hollywood film fee and yet again enhancing a local film by his presence. And Sam Neill is indomitable as the pernickety Professor Mortlock, whose gruff exterior masks a genuine compassion. There are deep down chuckles and laughs out loud. Please send us a message.
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Most ny the vampire chat have a delicate reality about them. We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with The joy of this film is not so much what it's about, but the way it's done, and how the little crosses that we all bear are brought to light in a human and entertainingly funny way.
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If the heart of the film lacks the emotional pull it needs there's compensation on the periphery. Sinead Cusack, fine actress though she may be, is hardly a box-office name, making the decision even more perplexing. Looking For Alibrandi star Matthew Newton makes another good impression as the frustrated son and his scenes with Rose Byrne, who plays mther friend's girlfriend he secretly loves, have an appealing sweetness to them.
Matt Day lookalike Matthew Newton, and Rose Byrne both bring a refreshing slant on reasonably familiar characters.
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My mother frank
After initial hesitation Frank enrols at the same campus as David, where morher and chauvanistic Professor Mortlock Sam Neill seems determined to make her education as difficult as possible. Definitely the highlight of the Brisbane International Film Festival. Sinead Cusack is wonderful in the title role.
Like the title, My Mother Frank, is full of delightful surprises. Audiences may wonder from the outset why the character of Frank is Irish when it seems to serve no beneficial purpose other than to reinforce the martyrish nature of her Catholic devotion. What is My Mother Frank about?
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The acclaimed Sinead Cusack puts in a frank turn as Frank. Performances are of a uniformly high standard. After initial hesitation Frank enrols at the same campus as David, where conservative and chauvanistic Professor Mortlock Sam Neill seems determined to make her education as difficult as possible. My Mother Frank doesn't quite achieve the mix of comedy and pathos it strives for but there's mother enough here to warrant a look. Her friend Jean Lynette Curran wants her to open a dress shop while David suggests she enrol in a course of some kind.
Her friend Jean Lynette Curran wants her to open a dress shop while David suggests she enrol in a course of some kind. All the ingredients dissolve seamlessly into the mix, including Brian Breheny's rich cinematography and a toe-tapping soundtrack. Even when the film veers into what could be overtly sentimental territory, it maintains just the right pitch to avoid mawkishness.
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Rose Byrne has screen presence and looks gorgeous, but the big round of applause goes to Sam Neill, whose frank performance as a cynical University lecturer is surely one of his mother. We experience the trials and tribulations of life through her eyes, through the eyes of her son Matthew Newton is a standout and daughter Sacha Horler, strong in a small role.
After suffering humiliations culminating with the threat of expulsion, Frank half in the bag meaning on Mortlock while also confronting a personal crisis. After suffering humiliations culminating with the threat of expulsion, Frank takes on Mortlock while also confronting a personal crisis. It's biting, funny, poignant and moving all at once. I was particularly taken by Professor Mortlock - his resemblance to lecturers I actually encountered at university is uncanny.
Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Director Mark Lamprell dealt with the potentially sob-inducing subject matter in a way which was humorous and refreshing.
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That and some rather hard to swallow plot twists leave My Mother Frank as fank of a disappointment without being a total failure. Movie Soulmates' ratings Register so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste. It's better you don't know. Frank's also a character who is deliberately overbearing, interfering and neurotic at first but who doesn't change sufficiently for us to really warm to her.
Even when the not-so-surprising major plot twist occurs at about the half way point it's an uphill task to really get behind her. Australian film veteran, Sam Neill was, as always, fabulous in the role of Frank's uni professor and new talent Matt Newton gave a performance which will have people saying, " you know, Bert Newton, Matt's dad! Was this review helpful to you? It's quirky and offbeat with characters so vivid, they simply jump from the screen.