The Dressmaker

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Irreverent dramedy about revenge deals with abuse.

R 2016 118 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 16+

I want the last two hours back

This movie was such a waste of time. No strong plot and gross themes. This movie should've ended half way through

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Too much sex
age 16+

Campy comedy

Australian comedy / drama / romance / murder mystery (yes - all of that in the one movie) in a dusty rural outback town with some big names (esp Kate Winslet + one of the Hemsworth brothers). Lots of characters smoke. A theme of social change (generally portrayed as good) versus conservatism (portrayed as bad) is often signified by 50s couturier fashion that features lots of strapless corset dresses and plunging necklines. One of the characters does get his wife drunk and take advantage of her. Many outsider themes portrayed by the characters including the main character, a cross dressing cop, a disabled man, etc. The camp Australian humor will probably will not translate well to other countries. It’s a very niche film with some dark elements – not suitable for under 16s and older teens will probably not like it.

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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