What would you do for money?
Craig (Pat Healy) has rent to pay, has just lost his job and needs to look after his wife and baby. He is alone with a beer when he bumps into his old skateboarding pal Vince (Ethan Embry) who is a 'debt collector'. Together they are invited to join Colin (David Koechner) and his young wife Violet (Sara Paxton) who is celebrating her birthday. Colin and Violet like to bet on life: will the…
Film based on the true story of Australian, Robyn Davidson, who along with 4 camels and a dog, decided to trek across the western Australian desert. Mia Wasikowska plays Robyn and Adam Driver is Rick Smolan, the National Geographic photographer who chronicles her journey.
Beautiful scenery and setting plus it was interesting to learn more about aborigonal culture. Wasikowska does well as Robyn and appears comfortable with the camels - and the dog is adorable - but the story failed to grip me completely in anything other than an extended travelogue way (apart from THAT bit!)
I so wanted to like this more. It is an exremely original film and I loved the concept and the whole environment - that just-ahead future setting where everything and everyone are a bit more evolved. I adored the immersive video game with the sweary alien and the retro 'Perfect Mom'. I chortled to myself at the thought that smartphones would get smaller and chunkier and I would love to have a friendly OS that sorted out my life for…