Wednesday, December 31, 2008

(Year in) Review

Took Uncle Al to see Australia today. He really wanted to see it since they premiered it across the street from our hotel in Sydney. I wanted to see it too until I kept reading all the bad reviews it was getting. I went hesitatingly but since Uncle Al bought me the Canon g10 for Christmas I figured it was the least I could do and I'm so glad that I did. I can't think of a better way to spend my last afternoon of 2008. I expected a corny love story; all pink-orange sunsets, dramatic music and the big kiss, and there was some of that, but what I didn't expect was a truly political movie. Good on ya' Baz for tackling Australia's history of racism, colonialism, and oppression. Also for giving us strong female representation, not just Nicole, but many of the supporting characters both Black and white.
This was indeed an epic story about love. Romantic love for sure but more importantly love of family, love of country and love of self. So I'm very happy that me and Uncle Al finally made it to Australia this year both to the country and the movie. Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Liz said...

happy new year darling! i hope we can see each other soon....i will be in touch next time i am in nyc.