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Movie Review: Love Serenade

Rating: It's a Keeper!


This quirky, original, Aussie comedy is the very definition of the kind of movie I want in my DVD library.

Rating: It's a Keeper!


This quirky, original, Aussie comedy is the very definition of the kind of movie I want in my DVD library.

Of course I love big action movies but I always want to have a selection of movies that I can be pretty sure my guests haven't seen. They also need to hold up after repeat viewing. This movie does that.

The story is not really plot driven as much as character driven. A big city DJ moves to the little town of Sun Ray to take over the one man radio station. He moves in next to two sisters. One a woman in her mid twenties that is in danger of being an old maid. And the younger sister Dimity (Miranda Otto) who is a little star struck by the new neighbor. The story goes in completely unpredictable directions which I won't even hint at here.

Miranda Otto's performance as an awkward young woman is classic. Every guy would love to have a neighbor like this to "relieve his loneliness".

I was delighted to see Miranda Otto continue on to such big budget films like "The Lord Of The Rings". But it is small movies like this and Danny Deckchair where you can really see her shine.

This movie will be in my permanent collection for a long time.

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