OK, well as the title cleverly spells backwards, Our Home is a
Aussie tale that many of us will be able to relate to. This movie
tells the story of the typical battling family and their cherished
possession: Their home.
This is an older title and it does show through throughout with
different aspects of the movie glaringly lacking due to the first
time efforts of the script writers, and a director whose work was
largely based in television.
One of the first things you will notice or draw similarities to is
The Castle, the highly popular Aussie comedy about roughly the same
thing, the fight to keep their home. Whilst this was filmed in about
1985 and precedes The Castle, the latter is a highly polished and
delightful trip into Australiana.
There are some genuinely funny moments to this flick, however most
of it comes across as a tad ockerish to me and forced. Aficionados
of the era might like the beer and bbq references or feeling to the
movie but simply put, for the most part I was left pretty cold. That
said, if you simply must watch Aussie film, then I guess this is one.
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