Synopsis: A first time drug mule is caught returning home to Australia from Bangkok where the police decide to sit and wait for the evidence to appear.
Stan's thoughts: This is black comedy, Australian style and it is brilliantly dark and funny. And it is the dark side which pushes this to a cut above. In the hands of the American's it would most likely have been a puerile gross out comedy and not nearly as a good as a result.
In the Q&A, director/writer/star Angus Sampson said he wanted to play with the idea that men generally think they are the most intelligent person in the room. In doing so he tricks the audience into believing they have quickly sussed out each character. And of course his female characters out trick them all. Sampson delivers an unlikely hero.
It isn't pleasant, the violence can sometimes be quite shocking and it definitely isn't a film you want to watch while eating. The humour is delicately balanced in between, it never seems out of place perhaps reflecting the ridiculousness of the scenario - it is based on real events. And lets face it who doesn't laugh at a fart joke.
There is no general release date yet but seek it out if you do appreciate a well done black comedy, I suspect this will be a hidden gem. In fact I'm still chuckling at certain scenes.
- Stan’s 80%
- IMDB 71%
- Metascore 58%
- Rotten Tomatoes No score yet
- RT Audience Rating* No score yet
* Based on number of people who rated the film 3.5/5 and higher