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Sirens

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1994
  • John Duigan
  • 90 mins
  • 15

Summary

Erotic comedy starring Hugh Grant, Tara FitzGerald and Sam Neill. Australia, the 1930s: when a controversial painting planned to be exhibited by artist Norman Lindsay offends the church, a young vicar who has just arrived from England is sent to Lindsay's home to try to persuade him to withdraw the work.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Following the success of Four Weddings and a Funeral, this prettified period piece came as something of a shock to fans of Hugh Grant's foppish Four Weddings hero. He plays a prudish clergyman whose first task in his new Australian parish is to prevent bohemian artist Norman Lindsay (Sam Neill) from exhibiting both his models and his portraits of them. Director John Duigan contents himself with a few gentle barbs and elegant bons mots, but rather loses his way once Grant's less inhibited wife, Tara FitzGerald, joins Elle Macpherson and her fellow poseurs. Visually pleasing, but films of this sort need to be more than just something to look at.

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Credits

Cast

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Anthony CampionHugh Grant
Estella CampionTara FitzGerald
Norman LindsaySam Neill
SheelaElle Macpherson
GiddyPortia de Rossi
PruKate Fischer
Rose LindsayPamela Rabe
LewisBen Mendelsohn
TomJohn Polson
DevlinMark Gerber

Crew

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DirectorJohn Duigan

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista International UK
Released on
1994-07-22
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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