Friday, February 09, 2018
Review of 'The Dressmaker'
I was slightly puzzled by the abrupt changes of tone and mood in the film. It starts out as a 'dark comedy', swaps into romcom territory as Kate's character gets the guy, then suddenly it's melodrama, and then we're back with dark comedy again only it's very dark, with a climax involving multiple murders. Mind you, I did sort of experience Hamlet as a comedy because I only saw it after I saw 'Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are dead', so I found the corpse-strewn ending funny in a way that few others watching did.
Anyway, this is good, and worth watching for the outfits alone.
Surprisingly watched on live TV - Film4.