The Road to Nhill - Rated - TEPID

A terrific Australian ensemble cast is the highlight here. And from within the ensemble, Monica Maughan and Lynette Curran are the standouts. Also starring is the Australian rural countryside and the totally original musical score. And much of the dialogue is excellent.

Unfortunately, all these pluses are not enough to sustain the film for its full length. The problem is that there is not enough in the plot to go the distance. And that's a pity, because the essence of the film is that nothing much happens, and yet a lot does happen for some of the characters. The character actors save the film, and make it extremely moving at times. But it is still a little film that is too long for its own good.

Watch the film makers though - they have real talent.