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Usually, I’m not a real big fan of Nicole Kidman but she was really good in this movie. She was a very believeable as an English aristocrate, Lady Sarah Ashley, who’s husband owns a cattle station, Far Away Downs, in the Northern territory of Australia, near Darwin. Well Lady Ashley come’s to Australia assuming her husband is up to no good, only meet up with Drover (Hugh Jackman) and learn some shocking things about what has been going on at Far Away Downs. While at Far Away Down’s she meets up with an Aboriginal child named Nullah and they all embark on a cattle drive across some of the harshest country in Australia, because the contract to supply the Australian Army with beef is on the line (this movie takes place when the world is on the brink of WWII). Not only do they have to contend with the elements but there are certain people who don’t want this team to succeed and will do anything to see that they don’t.
Because I don’t want to give away too much of the movie I’ll stop there…..But I will say that as great as the movie was, there are a few obvious CGI moments, but I didn’t let that detract from the rest of the movie. Then there is the fact that Hugh Jackman looks pretty dang good on a horse….almost makes you wish you were the horse.
Here’s the movie trailer: