‘Looking For Grace’

3b167b4c5d618f119927b4817593d45a_originalA disappointing Australian film from Sue Brooks, the director of the excellent, award-winning drama Japanese Story.

A rebellious daughter from a middle-class Perth family, Grace is heading on a bus into the vast wheat belt of Western Australia. Told from different perspectives, the story, like the landscape,  is flat and monotonous – Grace may have stolen money from her father (a wasted Richard Roxburgh – Moulin Rouge! Van Helsing) but who really cares? Mom is having problems with the cleaning contractors and whether the sofa qualifies as one or two pieces of furniture.

The fractured storytelling may eventually come together – but I’d given up long before then.

Rating: 40%

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