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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Last Cab to Darwin

 

I like watching a good movie and I LOVE watching a good Australian movie - and, judging by the trailer, this latest Australian movie, Last Cab to Darwin, promises to be a real beauty.

It's about Rex (Michael Caton of "The Castle" fame), a cab driver who has never left Broken Hill. When he discovers he doesn't have long to live, he decides to drive through the heart of the country to Darwin, where new euthanasia laws could enable him to control his fate.

Unwilling to burden them, or even talk about his condition, Rex leaves behind his best friend and lover Polly (Ningali Lawford-Wolf) and his crew of drinking buddies, and sets off on the 3000km journey.

Along the way, on his very Australian odyssey, Rex meets people who force him to re-evaluate his life. With pitch-perfect performances from the leads and a supporting cast that includes Mark Coles Smith, Emma Hamilton and Jacki Weaver, Last Cab to Darwin promises to draw both tears and laughter.