“ The actors and characterizations are all so perfect for their roles in this story which is a sort of coming of age of a teenage girl in Christmastime 1959.
“Lots of negative reviews say how boring this film is.
“ The acting was ok, the cinematography was fine but the storyline was quite boring, disjointed and corny.
“Angourie Rice did well in her role but she was kind of boring too.
“ It is one of the most boring movies of the year.
“ A very engaging, exciting and beautiful film.
“ The sets, fashion and colour palette are wonderfully evocative of the period, while the scenes of high-street shops, domestic interiors, newspaper production and city tramways are among the most authentic-looking you will find.
“ I was bored from frame one
“Constant remarks regarding Sydney Melbourne rivalry and assosiated barbs are hilariously dumb and cliché.
“ Just to make clear that this movie is incredibly boring and cheesy.
“ It is a little predictable.
“ Here the special effects are a stunning recreation of Sydney in 1959.
“ I've never been one for noisy, action packed movies with loud soundtrack.
“ Good movie to watch on a Sunday afternoon, but there is no plot line.
“ Despite such considerations, this film is entertaining, heart-warming, and a visual feast of nostalgia.
“ Cute, but predictable .
“ Not exciting, cliché, and a bit boring, BUT, it was fun and entertaining TO LOOK AT, the fu*king fashion in this movie is absolutely FABULOUS, and i'v also kind of continued on watching just because of Rachael Taylor , God bless her
“ It went nowhere and took a very long time to get there.
“ Great nostalgia and so entertaining- .
“ The film manages to get you settled down into a simpler time when something as seemingly mundane as the purchase of a new dress takes on real importance.
“With Lisa as the main subject a number of other stories are pursued, each one interesting and entertaining.
“ Superficial, boring and a waste of time.
“ Just absorbing parallel stories, beautifully, modestly acted.
“ Entertaining, heart-warming, and a visual feast of nostalgia.
“ It's cute and sweet, but slow moving, and may bore the heck out of the male audience.
“ A beautiful, entertaining movie .
“ Enjoyable .
“ Entertaining period piece, notable for the gentle, wistful timbre of both its comedic and dramatic content.
“ Excellent Coming of Age movie .
“ The movie was completely different and most enjoyable.
“ Very slow, extremely predictable, smaltzy, avoiding any of the gritty issues associated with post war immigration.
“ The ongoing revelation of this group of store and home characters is the repression of their former lives, whether under Nazi and Communist rule in Europe of the banal lawn existence of the Sydney suburbs and the small mindset and 'we won the war' superiority instilled by the cardigan politics of the 50s.
“ Could have been a lot funnier, grittier, smarter than this bland Disney-esque effort.
“ What a lovely coming of age movie set in 1959 Australia.
“ Besides the movie being incredibily boring you have decent actors so it's not the fault of the cast that this movie is a stinker.
“ I'll start with acknowledging that I do not know the source material, regardless, I thought this movie was pretty bland.
“The rousing musical interludes, some east European ethnic, were another part of this textured film.
“ What a boring movie.
“ It was exciting to watch Rachael Taylor's character blossom, the style of this era really suited her, the hair the makeup, the clothes, all I can say is WOW!
“ Easy watching, no plot .