It's movie time at the zoo. I've gone to United Video and got out 5 movies for $10 (one of the funnest things in the world to do). But, I couldn't resist getting out a recent release - the New Zealand pavlova western 'Good For Nothing'. 'Pavlova' western is a homage to the so called 'Spaghetti' westerns from Italy - in case you were wondering. I bloody loved this film. It was funny and beautifully shot. Written and directed by Mark Wallis and starring Cohen Holloway and Inge Rademeyer, I was enthralled from start to finish. A wonderful thing about this film is the back story. The engaged couple Mark Wallis and Inge Rademeyer had been trying to buy a house but to no avail. It just wasn't working out for them. Sales kept falling through and then they realised they didn't really want to buy a house - they wanted to make a movie. Yay for us! I'm so glad they did. With typical kiwi ingenuity, that's what they ended up doing. There is a beautiful score by John Psathas, played by The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra which enhances the sweeping, desolate landscape of New Zealand. One criticism - Inge's accent is not always spot on but that is easily forgiven given her otherwise impressive performance. You end up falling in love with her by the end of the film. Cohen Holloway is a fantastic 'Man with no name' and his performance is exceptional. He also stole my heart. I highly recommend this film - good for both men and women. A winner.
Lisette Prendé and Mariana Collette are BFFs. The met on their first day of high school and have been making each other laugh ever since.