Little Fish
I’m guessing this isn’t a comedy.


Golden Mug

2005 GOLDEN MUGS

NOMINEE:

Best Actor (Hugo Weaving)
Best Actress (Cate Blanchett)


Theatrical Release Date: 09/08/2005 (Australia), 02/24/2006 (USA)
Director: Rowan Woods
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson & Noni Hazlehurst

This is part of a series of films seen on planes transsecting the Pacific Ocean a number of times in November of 2005. Hence, it’s more of a snapshot review but it’ll give you enough to know whether you should see it at somepoint, so here you go:

Yet another great thing about flying Qantas is that they included not just Hollywood mainstream films onboard but Last but the Australian film “Little Fish”.

This hasn’t made it to the states yet but if and when it does, this is a must see. It’s basically about drugs and crime in a little town just outside of Sydney.

That’s a super oversimplification but needless to say, with a cast like “Little Fish” boasts, it would be hard to screw it up.

Dustin Nguyen from “21 Jumpstreet” fame even has a nice cameo role in the film. So what’s not to like?

I didn’t enjoy the film as much as I could have with airplane headphones on, so I will be re-watching this either on video or screen depending on how it makes its way across the Pacific.

It ended up being nominated for just about every Australian film award and won a few of them as well. If you like dark, gritty dramas filled with gutsy performances, this is a good one. A 4 out of 5 from me.