A true story about a strong independent Australian woman on a mission. Except, she isn’t really on a mission. Actually, there is no significance to her journey at all. And along the way, pretty much nothing happens either.
Shots of camels, grumpy girl, more camels, more grumpy girl, desert, more grumpy girl, more camels, more desert…
I think the main trek took about 9 months in real life, and if I stayed awake throughout the movie (can’t promise), I counted about three ‘events of interest’ happening along the way. I did notice that in all those 9 months being alone in the desert, she manages to keep the same neat haircut throughout and she looks the same coming out of the desert as she did going in. Thrilling detail.
If you want to take a shortcut – watch the trailer, it contains the few events of interest, and then imagine another 2 hours of grumpy girl in the desert with camels. Done.
- Does it have a hook? No.
- Is it entertaining? No.
- Should you watch it? No.
Cinematography: Some nice desert shots, but the cinematography never feels impressive, nor does it help turn an essentially boring story into a visual experience.
Soundstage: None to speak of.