SPIN OUT (M) Booze, blues and the tyranny of utes Aus­tralia, 92 min

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - Flicks -

Dire, wit-free Aus­tralian com­edy that seems to have con­fused cel­e­brat­ing the ru­ral way of life with dozily car­i­ca­tur­ing it. The open­ing scenes estab­lish the prin­ci­pal set­ting as some­where up­coun­try. Bo­gans and bo­ganettes from all over the up­coun­try­side have gath­ered for the year’s one big so­cial oc­ca­sion: the Bach­e­lors & Spin­sters Ball. As day­time turns to dusk, ev­ery­one pulls up at the shindig in a ute, and then ex­e­cute some fairly tame cir­cu­lar burnouts. Those that do not have a ute gawp away at the spec­ta­cle with a tinny in their paw, and a woo-hoo sound fre­quently emit­ting from their mouth-holes. Cin­e­mat­i­cally speak­ing, it is as awe-in­spir­ing a vista as an ex­treme closeup of a brick. Then it’s in­side for the Ball, packed with ret­ro­grade yokels too stupid or too drunk to ad­mit their true feel­ings for the lo­cal lasses. Only two thoughts can pos­si­bly en­ter the mind through­out this sad ex­pe­ri­ence. How did this ever get made? And when will it ever end? Stars Xavier Sa­muel, Mor­gan Grif­fin.

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