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Sirens Movie Review Summary

Actors: Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Sam Neill, Elle Macpherson, Portia de Rossi, Kate Fischer

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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.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Lesbians! Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   artist Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on    -   river

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   lesbians!    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   sex under blankets

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