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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - David Strat­ton

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom (M) A very am­bi­tious Aus­tralian film from first-time fea­ture di­rec­tor Cris Jones that raises all man­ner of in­ter­est­ing ques­tions but fails to an­swer them sat­is­fac­to­rily. Xavier Sa­muel is fine as the ti­tle char­ac­ter who is born with his life’s me­mories al­ready in place: he re­mem­bers the times he shares with peo­ple be­fore they hap­pen. Rachel Ward and her daugh­ter Matilda Brown are ex­cel­lent play­ing the love of Bloom’s life at dif­fer­ent pe­ri­ods, but the film con­tains too many co­nun­drums and fails to en­gage on an emo­tional level.

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