Bran Nue Dae, an Australian movie

Monday, July 1, 2019

This morning, while eating my breakfast, I watched an Australian movie on the indie channel. It is about the Aborigines, but it is light musical comedy. It was entertaining.

An aborigine woman sends her son off to become a priest because she feels it is a respectful profession. The young man goes off because he feels it is the right thing to do. But he keeps thinking about his girlfriend. And, he soon realizes that he would rather be with her. He becomes close with the priest. But he eventually runs off to hang out with homeless aborigine men. He has the same last name as one of these men, in which they assume the old man is his uncle. He hangs out with this old man, and they end up hitchhiking with two Australian hippies driving a colorful VW van, covered with hippie logo decals. They go on an entertaining adventure throughout the Australian Outback. Meanwhile, the priest is looking for this young man who ran off from the priest school.

There were lots of singing and dancing throughout the movie, that it was kind of like Westside Story.

At the end, the young man goes after the girl to tell her how he really feels about her. They look cute together because it was like young true love. Many aborigines were still angry about their land being stolen away from them. But the ending is funny because they all come together as one big family because they realize that they are all related somehow.

The musical movie has a positive message. And, I also notice that “Bran Nue Dae” looks similar to Brand New Day or a new beginning to move forward in life in a positive way.


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