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Bran Nue Dae [DVD]

Rocky McKenzie , Jessica Mauboy , Rachel Perkins    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Missy Higgins, Geoffrey Rush
  • Directors: Rachel Perkins
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Arrow Video
  • DVD Release Date: 4 July 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0053PU1YW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,206 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Bran Nue Dae is a charming new music-driven road movie and romantic comedy starring Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech) that literally bursts onto the screen with unbridled energy and fun. Loosely based on one of Australia's most beloved and popular musicals, Bran Nue Dae is a foot stomping tour-de-force centering on the romantic adventures of a young aboriginal couple set against the spectacularly beautiful Australia.

Willie (Rocky McKenzie) falls foul of Father Benedictus (Rush), his school's iron-willed headmaster and runs away. Stranded in Perth, Willie is befriended by Uncle Tadpole (Ernie Dingo), a streetwise character who offers to help Willie get back home, and they hit the highway, catching rides with a handful of colourful strangers, while Father Benedictus is in hot pursuit.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER
This heartfelt musical comes with the aid of Screen Australia. It is set in 1968 where we meet a young Aboriginal boy named Willy, whose burgeoning hormones are pulling him towards his sweetheart Rosie, but his born again Christian mum is pushing him towards Priesthood and the avoidance of all sinful thoughts, let alone sinful deeds. So instead of being able to enjoy the laid back and mellow pearl fishing coastal town of Broome, he is packed off to Missionary school for some not so `happy clappy' ecumenical teachings.

Once back in the clutches of Father Benedictus (played brilliantly in a pantomime stylie by Geoffrey Rush), his life takes a turn for the miserable almost straight away. Then he makes the decision to stand up for his rights. This means that, despite performing a cracking tune with the refrain `There's nothing I would rather be, than to be an aborigine', he has to do a runner. This is the start of a road trip which will involves tramps, hippies and more adventures than you can shake a stick at.

I am not big on musicals, but this one is really funny, has real charm and some brilliantly over the top performances. The fab named Ernie Dingo (`Crocodile Dundee II') playing Uncle Tadpole is a case in point. Some of the acting is a bit third rate rep but because of the passion that jumps off the screen you really won't be too bothered.

This is just a load of fun, check out the treatment given to Tammy Wynette's `Stand by Your Man', just magical. So with a mix of original tunes and some well known numbers, the obligatory dance routines and black and white good and bad with some extra marital sex and a huge dose of fun thrown in - this all adds up to a really cracking little film. It put a smile on my face so I can only recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
You may love "Mamma Mia" or Australian Outback musicals for that matter - but watching "Brand New Day" on the new fangled format of BLU RAY is going to be a problem for UK and European film fans.

Unfortunately as of March 2014 - this American-Only 20th Century Fox BLU RAY is REGION A LOCKED - so it will not play on the vast majority of our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which most aren't).

Until such times as someone on this side of the pond sees fit to release this quirky little gem - it's wait and see...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brand new day for BRAN NUE DAE.. 29 Aug 2011
This road movie in Western Australia is great, suprising, musical, good-lookin' fun. There's nothing I would rather be than to be an Aborigine....!
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5.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING 16 Jun 2011
By sharkyy
I saw this film on my last trip to Australia, It was the best musical i have seen in a long time !Its an Aboriginal road trip film with RUSH singing ! An OUTSTANDING film. Just took its time comming over here, been waiting over a year .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bollywood meets Mamma Mia down under 19 Jun 2014
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A strange, but endearing, Aussie musical which, like Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, is as much an insight into life in the outback as it is a comedy.
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