Directed by: George Ogilvie
Also stars: Robert Mammone as Sam and Danielle Spencer as Meg
The movie takes place over the
course of one day, an Australian holiday to memorialize war veterans.
During the course of that day, three lives are changed forever.
Johnny (Russell Crowe) is in love with Meg (Danielle Spencer). Sam
Mammone) is also in love with Meg. Johnny and Sam are friends. However,
left their small hometown to go to the big city without so much as
a backward glance. The movie begins when Sam returns home.
Those who are familiar with
the Russell Crowe of today will be in for a
pleasant surprise at this younger version. This is his first major
role in a motion picture, however it is not readily apparent. Crowe
clearly outshines his costars with an earnest performance that is
indicative of things to come.
In contrast, Mammone and Spencer (esp. Spencer)appear to falter in
deliveries (not sure of their prior acting experience at the time
of this movie). Spencer's frustrated portrayal of Meg may become tiresome
by the end and viewers might find it difficult to feel sorry for the
character's fickle behavior. Mammone, at times, delivers a fine performance,
but comes up short in a few scenes.
Overall, it is a movie worth viewing, if not buying. The educated
Russell fan will recognize faint shades of future Russell performances.
All in all, a good start for a movie career.
Rated: three crowes
Thanks to the Crowe
Slide Shows site for the screen captures!