Tom, now in his 40s, begins to write the memoirs of his 1960s childhood, as the little boy whose mother Rose was a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer. When Rose meets Aussie sailor Bill, they are quickly married, and she packs up Tom and his older sister May to head for Melbourne. The marriage just as quickly breaks up and Rose moves with the kids to Sydney. After a succession of male friends and little success, in 1971 Rose moves back to Melbourne, in an uncomfortable arrangement living again with Bill – and his mother. With Bill called away to sea, Rose takes up with young Chinese cook Joe, but despair and conflicts over May's relationship with Joe tear the family further apart. Little Tom is deeply hurt, but May's ongoing conflict with her mother takes a respite when Rose tells her daughter about her traumatic teenage years.
Mark D (mx) wrote: This was a random pick off of IFC On Demand, and both Nan and I loved it. It's not a great film in any way, but it has such a great sense of humor about itself, that it's hard to argue against it. This is kind of what happens when you combine Evil Dead with Shaun of the Dead. A zombie movie, with plenty of violence and gore, but also plenty of laughs. Recommended for anyone who enjoyed the above two movies. Just don't expect something as great as those two and you'll be alright.
Apoach C (it) wrote: Balto in my opinion is an under rated film. Although over shadowed by Toy Story, it has great traditional animation like of Disney. The plot however, is sort of predicable, and the voice acting could have been better. Overall, this is film that should be watched. Besides Toy Story. 8.6/10
Mesha B (gb) wrote: saw this movie awhile ago after reading the book in the 8th grade i think? just got around to watching it. loved it and the book really follows with it great movie.
Harvey M (kr) wrote: A film made by Pudovkin that is equal to Eisenstein films of the era and IMHO better than October. I'd highly recommend it
Tom S (gb) wrote: I sat through the whole credits looking to see if they spelled the dog's name Mahler or Mauler. I missed it and I still don't know. It's a pretty sweet name either way. I did find out that one of the drivers was Alfredo Arriola. Another sweet name.
King L (mx) wrote: Suspenseful drama from director Sam Peckinpah. Dustin Hoffman is a mathematician who leaves America to go back to his wife's village in England for some peace and quiet and to work on a book he is writing. The peaceful life is broken when his wife is raped and also when he tries to help a man who is beset by a angry mob. This movie was considered controversial back when it was first screened.