Country Life Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Country Life the Movie

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Down Under adaptation of Chekov's "Uncle Vanya," has Blakemore returning to Aussie farm roots after 22-year stint as unsuccessful London theatre critic. His bored young wife (Scacchi) upsets the business-as-usual life of her husband's brother-in-law (Hargreaves) and abandoned daughter, Sally (Fox), who is also jealous of the attention paid the beautiful Deborah by both her uncle and longtime crush, Dr. Askey (Neill). Exchanges Chekov's emotional exploration for a light comedy of manners and a message of Australian independence from England.


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Available on VHS
Running time 107 minutes.
Originally from Australian.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Romantic Triangles, Family Ties, On the Rocks, Plays to Film: Anton Chekhov, Farm Livin', Period Piece: 1910s, Politics, Down Under, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews
Michael Blakemore
Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi, Kerry Fox, John Hargreaves, Googie Withers, Patricia Kennedy, Michael Blakemore
Stephen Windon
Michael Blakemore
Peter Best
Robin Dalton, Australian Film Finance Corp., Dalton Films, Miramax Films

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