The Dressmaker


Action / Comedy / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 65%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 92%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 42249


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Liam Hemsworth as Teddy McSwiney
Kate Winslet as Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnage
Hugo Weaving as Sergeant Farrat
Sarah Snook as Gertrude 'Trudy' Pratt
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Radu_A 9 / 10

Any ideas why this masterpiece was snubbed at the Oscars?

This is hands down the best film in the English language I've seen for at least two years. Not only does it do its source absolute justice, it adds a genuine, highly original Oz visual atmosphere to its themes. The cast is nothing short of amazing, with every single character bringing the utmost of their craft to the roles. Judy Davis delivers one of the best performances of her illustrious career, but Kate Winslet, Kerry Fox and Sarah Snook are also fantastic. Liam Hemsworth isn't just hotter than Chris, he's also the far more nuanced thespian. Hugo Weaving, one of the best actors of his generation, sinks his teeth into his beefy part of an exceedingly well-mannered cop in the 1950's Oz outback.

Winslet is the mysterious stranger arriving by night whom he delivers her luggage to in the beginning of the film. He quickly recognizes her as the girl he sent away following the death of a boy her age 25 years earlier. The townsfolk, including her quick-tempered mother played by Davis, alternate between suspicion of the motives of her return and attraction for her stunning dressmaking skills and resolute character.

Some people will find the meandering story, which constantly shifts between mystery, comedy, tragedy and romance hard to follow. It's their own fault. Everyone else will highly appreciate the original story, the excellent camera work and set design, the abundance of love shown in every frame for a project that took 15 years to realize. Its domestic success as the 2nd most successful film of 2015 after you-know-which-one could not be more deserved.

One can therefore only wonder why the Adacemy snubbed this for the Oscars, especially if you look at the usual suspects which represent the contenders this year. And as justified as the #OscarsSoWhite debate is, this omission also reminds us of another group of movie artists which are all too often absent from the list of nominees: Women. For what makes "The Dressmaker" so highly enjoyable on top of its original story, local feel and excellent cast, is that it offers a feminine angle of storytelling which we do not get to see enough.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

weird collection of characters

It's 1951. Fashionable Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returns to her rural hometown of Dungatar, Australia. Her delusional mother (Judy Davis) lives in their rundown family home. Twenty five years earlier, she was banished for suspicion of murder which she does not remember. She seeks the truth and revenge for the guilty. Teddy McSwiney (Liam Hemsworth) is a friendly neighbor. Sergeant Horatio Farrat (Hugo Weaving) is a cross-dresser.

This is filled with a collection of strange characters. The movie is set to be a weird dark disturbing affair. I don't care that much about the dressmaking except for helping Tilly to solve the 25 year old case. I'm not always a fan of extensive flashbacks but this movie needs it. The most compelling aspect is the mystery of the boy's death. The movie is energized whenever Tilly starts solving the case. The present is less compelling than the past. The pacing does struggle at times. It takes a darker turn after solving the case. In a way, the movie starts anew after the climax which is often problematic. There are many issues. It tries to be quirky light comedy at times which fit uncomfortably with the dark material. This is possibly a better fit for a mini-series where the various twists can be given a cliffhanger and room to breathe. There are some great sections but it's bumpy ride.

Reviewed by Colorado Snowstorm 8 / 10

Unique and beautifully done

I loved the contrast in this movie between the beauty of Kate Winslet and her dresses and the ugliness and dirtiness of the town. The dry, subtle humor reminded me of what I loved in the films "Chocolat" and "Edward Scissorhands." The charming weirdness of the town and its occupants kept me engaged throughout. And of course, as always, Kate Winslet was stunning, authentic, and addictive. I only wish that they would have let Teddy live. But, I guess that would have taken away the opportunity for rage and revenge at the end, so I guess I can see why they did it. Overall, I very much enjoyed the movie and thought it was very well done.

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