It is the night of the national election in suburban Sydney, Australia, October 1969. Don Henderson and his wife Kath are hosting a party at their house, ostensibly to watch and celebrate the returns (the left-leaning Labor party has a chance to overthrow the longtime conservative Liberal government), but the party is really just a chance for Don to get drunk with his buddies, while Kath regards it as work. The inevitable happens: people turn rude, raucous, flirtatious, embarrassing; things get out of hand in any number of ways. There's quite a bit of nudity (female frontal and male rear) in this movie, especially for 1976 when it was made, although nothing obnoxious. What could be a pretty hilarious and generally entertaining film is spoiled by very poor sound quality -- both in general and when loud music regularly gets turned up -- and it's often a strain to make out the lines. Director Bruce Beresford, later to do "Breaker Morant" and "Driving Miss Daisy," shot David Williamson's screenplay based on his stage play. More of a curio, in the end, than anything else.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus