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The Castle

We watched this 1997 Aussie film to celebrate Australia Day. I’ve seen a bit of it before, but it’s a good example of what the Australians can do so well. They have character actors par excellence, and aren’t afraid to take the piss out of one another.
OK, so the ending is a tad melodramatic, and ever so obviously signposted ahead of time, but it’s the rest of the film that makes it so good. Indeed, you could remove the overall plot and the characters themselves would carry a Royle Family type sitcom.