Jindabyne

Jindabyne

DVD - 2007
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A group of men discover the body of an Aborigine woman in an Australian fishing hole. Instead of reporting the murder right away, they wait until they've filled their coolers with fish. Their inaction sets off a scandal that threatens to divide families.

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firefly5
Feb 02, 2015

Not a movie I would recommend.

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woozie02
Aug 23, 2013

Yawn. That's two hours of my life I'll never get back. Terrible acting and poor plot development. If I want to watch beautiful Australian vistas, I'll watch a documentary.

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jds1
Oct 10, 2012

Morbid plot, but good movie. Puts your mind to work and makes you struggle with your own decision as to whether their actions cross a line or not. Are they morally barren, or was the damage done already out of their hands. Dark but thought provoking.

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nptphoto
Feb 26, 2012

Deeply offensive trash. A complete travesty of the Raymond Carver short story on which this appallingly morbid and idiotic film is based.

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MeReneG
Dec 31, 2011

Beautifully filmed in rugged Australian locales, with very good performances by Linney and Byrne (who portray a heavily conflicted couple) in particular. Themes include ethical dilemmas, honesty and duplicity, racism, and displacement. Ends with several plot threads unresolved. // Thankfully, not typical Hollywood fare. // "Making of" feature worth watching, to obtain director's perspective and find out why the film has an unusual "look and feel."

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DavidDuong2009
Dec 09, 2010

The wife is so upset with the husband' s inhumane attitude toward a woman's dead body that she decides to terminate her pregnancy, killing her unborn child. She sees a toothpick in the other's eyes but does not see a big tree in hers, killing an unborn child. Therefore, I can't understand her real motives & moral principals and the screenplay writer's mentality! I give up the movie after 45 min. watching her craziness, and such violent reactions as breaking household items, yelling at husband or other people etc to satisfy her selfish madness. Her husband should be canonized as a saint who can endure her nonsense/ madness longer than the duration of the movie, about 2 hours.
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1) The movie's special effect is poor. The dead body is easily to be recognized as a plastic/rubber/fake body.
2) Just because the husband avoids or delays the report of a crime scene it doesn't mean any ethnic group being able to label him as a white racist. He didn't report because he might be afraid of getting involved a trouble or he just didn't know what a right thing to do! If an illegal immigrant ( brown/black/yellow/green) in Arizona didn't report about his/her sighting of a dead white body, then does he/she become a racist!? Furthermore,this kind of labeling reflects itself as reversed racism! And to me, it doesn't make sense at all! Please do not let the stereotype of reversed racism spread out like an epidemic and interfere with law enforcement.
3) the police investigator treats the husband and his friend badly. We are not subject to his bad temper, we are citizens demanding his professional, respectful treatment/investigation. It is just a poor intellectual product of the screen play writer.
4) Please don't feed young people with these poor/ toxic messages in this movie!

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MeganM
Dec 27, 2009

Thought this was a great movie. Visually stunning and the complexity of the characters and storyline made for something truly interesting to watch.

nellie Nov 29, 2007

Beautiful shots of Australia, but the story didn't seem to ring true somehow. Seemed like a lot of visual shots joined together. Didn't care for the ending -- you want the bad guy caught!

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