No easy an­swers. Australia, 114 mins

The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - FILM -

The re­turn to fea­ture films of the Work­ing Dog team ( The Cas­tle, The Dish) is not the cause for out­right cel­e­bra­tion many would have hoped. This pleas­ant rom-com has its mo­ments but the plight of the ti­tle char­ac­ter played by Josh Law­son – an in­ner-city play­boy go­ing through “a quar­ter-life cri­sis” – is hard to re­late to when the chips are re­ally down. Rachael Tay­lor, as the in­ter­na­tional aid worker who may one day come to Ben’s ro­man­tic res­cue, ex­udes a warmth and as­sur­ance that snaps a wa­ver­ing Law­son (some­times charm­ing, some­times smarmy) to at­ten­tion in their scenes to­gether. A film most will half-like rather than to­tally love.

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