My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career

DVD - 2005
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Sybylla Melvyn struggles with the conflicts that we all have between ambition, family, love, and guilt in a most remarkable manner.

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Nursebob
Jan 29, 2015

A small intimate drama of one self-centred young woman's journey towards wisdom that plays like a grand epic....beautifully shot with first class performances all around. Armstrong displays a tremendous talent for creating a time and place, suffusing austere images of the Australian outback with golden light and muted colour reminiscent of old daguerrotype photos. She expertly weaves elements of nature into the story's narrative.....parched fields, dust storms and sudden cloudbursts....along with a sense of longing and muted eroticism that makes the movies final scenes all the more compelling. Well done

Trash in its purist form.

LaimaA Jan 14, 2013

This was a pretty good period piece, and thankfully the Australian accents were posh English-types rather than the contemporary "make your ears bleed" Australian accent. The movie didn't really focus on "her brilliant career". It was more about a young woman trying to decide what she wanted in life and knowing that a traditional life probably wasn't it. I would have liked to have seen more about her writing efforts. This is kind of the Australian version of LIttle Women, although LIttle Women did show us more about Jo's writing. Sam Neill was smoking hot when he was young!

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january7
Jan 08, 2013

why is this dvd not available?

Veepea Feb 01, 2012

A movie about an independent woman in Australia at the turn of the last century; she makes an unconventional choice and does what will make her happy- she hopes.

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phyllis49
Mar 18, 2012

"Sybylla Melvyn struggles with the conflicts that we all have between ambition, family, love, and guilt in a most remarkable manner. Sybylla grows to understand that life is a series of trade-offs, and that no one can have it all, and that no one can please everyone. Simple yet universal themes told with charm, wit, and a vulnerability that allows us to get right inside of her character and to understand her."--
Internet Movie Database.Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb, Max Cullen, Aileen Britton, Peter Whitford, Patricia Kennedy. .

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