Saturday, 2 July 2016

THE DRESSMAKER (film) was a strange but stellar showcase of lush gowns and creeping foreboding

Cast: Kate Winslet; Hugo Heaving; Judy Davis; Liam Hemsworth.
Content Rating: PG 13.
Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse.
Year: 2015.
Source: Rented.

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

The Dressmaker is a dark comedy drama and undeniably a sinfully guilty pleasure. Girls swirl and tumble in gorgeous gowns around a dry, Australian landscape, and the guys slick around town like sheriffs in a Western unless you're Liam Hemsworth, in which case you also take your shirt off and smile gorgeously.