Three Dollars

A movie adaption of a book by Elliot Perlman (that I haven’t read).

David Wenham is always good value, it’s a pleasure to watch him perform. The young actress playing his daughter was also adorable.

Violence randomly rears its head a couple of times during the film, similar to real life I suppose.

Lovely reminiscing scenes, that were quaintly Australian, without making me want to cringe, gave the movie a lot of history and depth.

Unfortunately, just when the movie hits its most interesting and challenging point, it steps back and takes the easy road, leaving a lot of scaffolding unused. Maybe the film crew were just being faithful to the book, but for the movie, it was disappointing.

It’s worth seeing, but films like Somersault, and The Bank, are much better examples of Australian films.

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