In the 1930s, the reverend Anthony Campion (Grant) and his wife Estella (Fitzgerald) are sent by the Anglican bishop to visit renegade painter Norman Lindsay (Neill) at his compound in the Australian bush and ask politely that he withdraw his scandalous piece "Crucified Venus" from public exhibition. Lindsay will politely do nothing of the kind, and meanwhile the supposedly progressive reverend and his wife are both scandalized and intrigued by life at the ranch with Lindsay's three lovely models Sheela (Sports Illustrate fave Macpherson), Giddy (de Rossi, before "Ally McBeal"), and Pru (Fischer). Gradually it appears they are trying to "convert" the couple as much as the reverend and his wife seek to change hearts and minds. This sensual and earthy 1994 Australian movie is easy on the eye, in terms of both the landscapes and human figures, though hardly shocking or revolutionary, despite a good dose of social philosophy. Writer-director John Duigan cameos as an earnest minister.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus