interesting Australian film attempts to create an almost Natural Born
Killers type of
film that highlights the “bogan” culture of those socio-economical
suburbs of our continent. The story revolves around Katrina (Emily
Barclay) who could be considered the “town bike” as she has a reputation
for being easy and it doesn’t help that her appearance also highlights
However, when her brother is arrested by the local police for
murder, Katrina takes matters into her own hand and engages in a
revenged fuelled passion against the powers that be. That is, the
government who threatens to take away her daughter and of course her
father, the only thing that stands in her way from making money. Thankfully our
little vixen only has to batt her eyelids and men will come running to
her and thus begins her attack.
Although many movies before
have touched on certain elements of this film, what makes it so
interesting is the interpretation of the “bogan” society and if you
think you have seen all the clichés of these lesser individuals, than
you thought wrong.
Suburban Mayhem does have its moments and I don’t
want to spoil them for you but my biggest issue with the movie is that
some of the plots seem a little disjointed but for what it is, it
actually succeeds on most levels.
The video and audio quality of
Suburban Mayhem is muted at times and I’m guessing that the director did
not want to create a shiny Hollywood experience but images are sharp and
dialogue is crisp.
Definitely a movie to check out to see what all the
hype is about!