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Animal Kingdom

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:53 am
by garth cartwright
This is a very tough Australian crime drama. Loosely based on a notorious Melbourne crime family, it's essentially about how crime corrupts and destroys all around it. None of the Tarantino/guy Ritchie romance of villians here - these people are evil at its most banal. The actress playing the mother of the family gives an extraordinary performance - calling everyone "sweetie" and giving incestuous kisses to her boys, my skin crawled watching her. A very powerful, unsettling film. Not a light evening's entertainment.

Re: Animal Kingdom

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:24 am
by john poole
garth cartwright wrote:The actress playing the mother of the family gives an extraordinary performance
Jacki Weaver - it's her performance that has remained in my memory a year or so after seeing the film in the cinema.