30 Day Film Challenge: Day 3 – A Film You Watch To Feel Good
I picked this film up on DVD from my local library shortly after it came out in 2000. I watched it on our computer (the only DVD player in the house at the time) three times in the week I had it out and then it was one of the first DVDs I bought when we got our Playstation 2. I absolutely love it. A charming and quirky Australian comedy about the community surrounding the Radio Telescope in the small town of Parkes, New South Wales, that was thrust into the forefront of world events when it was chosen as the southern hemisphere’s prime receiving station for the Apollo 11 mission. Of course, not everything goes quite to plan. Sam Neill shines as he leads a fantastic local cast accompanied by American Patrick Warburton. The soundtrack is also great, full of contemporary music, and one of the few CDs I’ve ever actually bought. If you’ve not seen this film, I’d check it out.