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Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES -

A DULL- WIT­TED sheep of a movie in a las­civ­i­ous wolf’s cloth­ing. Naomi Watts and Robin Wright play two moth­ers and life­long best friends who em­bark on ex­tended af­fairs with each other’s young sons. Static script­ing ( di­a­logue is heavy with did- they- just- say- that? howlers) and stilted per­for­mances ( as the lov­ing lads, Xavier Herbert and James Frecheville of­ten look as if they have been drugged) are the or­der of the day here. Sav­ing graces? A beau­ti­ful Aus­tralian coastal set­ting and a funky mous­tache from co- star Ben Men­del­sohn. Oth­er­wise, a bun­gled ef­fort de­serv­ing of both mild ridicule and pass­ing cu­rios­ity.

Now show­ing State Cin­ema

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