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Summer Heights High [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Chris Lilley
Summer Heights High [DVD] DVD ~ Chris Lilley
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Summer Heights High, a typical (and fictional) Australian state high school, is the stage for this remarkably funny and insightful mockumentary from the immensely talented Chris Lilley. Playing all three of the lead characters, Lilley manages to be utterly convincing as each, and will leave viewers shaking their heads in wonder at his precise delineation of these very diverse roles.

Jamie (pronounced Ja-may) King, (and formerly seen in We Can be Heroes), is a spoilt private school senior, chosen for a social experiment in which she will swap places with a student from a public school and spend a term seeing how the other half lives. Grotesquely conceited, manipulative and… Read more
Smash - Season 2 [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Debra Messing
Smash - Season 2 [DVD] [2013] DVD ~ Debra Messing
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars wanted to love it..., 18 Sep 2013
The wheels fell off Smash in its second season. Too many new characters written into the show; too many repetitive plot devices; some really silly, meaningless cameos (Sean Hayes particularly grates, although his one big number is fabulous). But my biggest complaint against the show is that the core cast simply didn't have enough to do. Jack Davenport's Derek goes from likably grouchy to tediously bad tempered; Debra Messing's Julia (outstanding in Season 1) has a few great scenes early on, and again towards the end, but the writers seemed to forget about her in the middle episodes. Katherine McPhee has a lot to do, but certainly can't prop up a show on her own.

Thankfully,… Read more
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [DVD] [2011] <b>DVD</b> ~ Judi Dench
This is a gentle masterpiece, a truly superb film which sways back and forward between gentle comedy and proundly moving scenes of grief and loss with a delicacy rarely seen in film. A group of senior citizens, strangers to each other, but united by their uncertain future at home in England - through reasons financial, medical, spiritual and romantic - take the leap from buttoned-down Britain, and find themselvs plonked in the middle of Jaipur - hot, sweaty, chaotic, bewildering. To make matters worse, the hotel they've been seduced to turns out to be more of a fallen ruin that the palace of the brochures. So how do they cope with change? And how does this shockingly different world… Read more