My Brilliant Career

Overrated though attractive slice of nostalgia, based on a novel published in 1901 about a girl from a poor farming family, stuck in the outback and undecided between expectations that she will marry a local landowner and her own resolve to become a writer. The period atmosphere is evoked with careful delicacy, but the characters rarely become more than stereotypes with performances (Judy Davis excepted) to match.

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Screenwriter: Eleanor Witcombe
Cast: Judy Davis
Sam Neill
Wendy Hughes
Robert Grubb
Max Cullen
Pat Kennedy
Aileen Britton
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