1975: A 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in Australia. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of a quiet suburban street are going to celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution and throwing a wife-swapping key party. And like the rotting whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.
|Original Title||:||Flammable Children|
|Release Date||:||January 18, 2018|
|Production Company||:||Wildheart Films, Piccadilly Pictures, See Pictures|
|Casts||:||Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, Jack Thompson, Jeremy Sims, Darcey Wilson, Atticus Robb|
|Plot Keywords||:||beach, 1970s, whale, sexual revolution, australia|
Absolutely BANGIN! (kinda 70's to BRING IT ON!)
There's truly no other way to describe this amazing film, but to paraphrase it as one of the best cinema-safari roller coaster adventures ever, wouldn't be enough to justify it as a great cinematic ride that disregards age; political correctness - urine counteracts! - and/or nostalgia, because it's so much more than that.
Masterfully balanced with coherently and cohesive snapshots of a plethora of well-developed and superbly acted characters intermingling and intertwining on what seems to be a multi faceted camera being everywhere in that cul-de-sac at the same time, it's just sheer brilliance. A shout out to the editors on that front, they deserve it big time.
In its full swing - and boy does it swing - it delivers on every frame, in every word, set, memorabilia and costume, but personally to me it delivered the most when I noted that I was being challenged by Swinging Safari and realised I was not watching the same old, same old set up... or at least not the same old way of telling a story... I should've known better by reading the writer-director credits. It talked to me on the many creative possibilities that still can be found on this medium by breaking the stale conservative mould story-telling. A brave and risqué move from the writer-director Stephan Elliott. A loud shout out to you too.
Very well played Sir, congratulations on a great achievement. Vibrant, energetic, genuinely heartfelt, delightful and NEVER DULL. Thank you so much for the fabulous ride, and restoring/challenging my funny bone.