“ Entertaining, heart-warming, and a visual feast of nostalgia.
“ Very slow, extremely predictable, smaltzy, avoiding any of the gritty issues associated with post war immigration.
“Lots of negative reviews say how boring this film is.
“ 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.
“ Just absorbing parallel stories, beautifully, modestly acted.
“ Excellent Coming of Age movie .
“Constant remarks regarding Sydney Melbourne rivalry and assosiated barbs are hilariously dumb and cliché.
“ What a lovely coming of age movie set in 1959 Australia.
“ Despite such considerations, this film is entertaining, heart-warming, and a visual feast of nostalgia.
“ What a boring movie.
“ A beautiful, entertaining movie .
“The rousing musical interludes, some east European ethnic, were another part of this textured film.
“ It is one of the most boring movies of the year.
“ Just to make clear that this movie is incredibly boring and cheesy.
“ The movie was completely different and most enjoyable.
“ 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.
“ Great nostalgia and so entertaining- .
“ 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!
“ I'll start with acknowledging that I do not know the source material, regardless, I thought this movie was pretty bland.
“ Entertaining period piece, notable for the gentle, wistful timbre of both its comedic and dramatic content.
“ The acting was ok, the cinematography was fine but the storyline was quite boring, disjointed and corny.
“ Good movie to watch on a Sunday afternoon, but there is no plot line.
“ I was bored from frame one
“ 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
“ I've never been one for noisy, action packed movies with loud soundtrack.
“ Could have been a lot funnier, grittier, smarter than this bland Disney-esque effort.
“ 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.
“ Enjoyable .
“ Here the special effects are a stunning recreation of Sydney in 1959.
“ 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.
“ Easy watching, no plot .