Jindabyne (2006)

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Avg Rating: 3.3 / 5. Voted: 9

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Directed by: Ray Lawrence
Starring: Gabriel Byrne (Stewart), Laura Linney (Claire), Deborra-Lee Furness (Jude), John Howard (Carl), Tatea Reilly (Susan), Chris Haywood (Killer), Betty Lucas (Stewart’s mother), Eva Lazzaro (Caylin-Calandria), Sean Rees-Wemyss (Tom), Stelios Yiakmis (Rocco), Simon Stone (Billy), Leah Purcell (Carmel) Alice Garner (Elissa)
Country: Australia; Effed Up Australian Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:58:41
Genres: Killer, Family

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What you believe to be logical and sound reasoning, can make you come across as an apathetic selfish bastard deserving of societal contempt and outrage.

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Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
September 24, 2022 3:25 am

This movie started off really good. I was a little apprehensive when I saw Laura Linney’s name in the credits but I figured I’d give it a chance. Laura basically played the same character she does in every film she’s in – the distraught middle aged mom. The story was interesting and had me hooked and then BAM! Out of nowhere, that memorial with the two idiotic songs. Both songs were cringe but the 2nd song – MAJOR CRINGE! Fuck – that memorial scene just ruined the whole movie! All the people involved in the making of the movie signed off on that ending? What the fuck were they thinking? The ending could have been so much better with not even that much effort. Really disappointing. Go woke, go broke, right Laura? I was ready to give it 5 stars until that moronic memorial scene. 1 and a half stars. Watch up to the last 15 minutes of the movie and make up your own ending, so you don’t have to endure the disappointment and the cringe singing.

John
John
Reply to  Old Mother Hubbard
September 25, 2022 1:22 am

You really had a fit and wrote a whole paragraph about this, huh….

Chuck
Chuck
Reply to  John
September 25, 2022 2:17 am

We have your thoughts on the comment. What are your thoughts of the movie?

MR BRIMSTONE
MR BRIMSTONE
Reply to  Chuck
September 25, 2022 8:56 pm

Nobody asked me but I agree. Many in our beloved little EUM community would do well to remain film focused and stop trolling people for commenting on the film in a way that they themselves would not.

Aurelia
Aurelia
Reply to  Old Mother Hubbard
September 29, 2022 12:56 pm

what about The Truman Show huh?

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
Reply to  Aurelia
September 29, 2022 4:57 pm

What about it?

bies
bies
September 27, 2022 10:04 am

Ignore the comment of Old Mother Hubbard: this is an excellent movie and Laura Linney does a great job. If you get the chance (1) read the story by Raymond Carver on which part of the film is based (in fact, read everything Raymond Carver has written), and (2) watch ‘Lantana’, the film Raymond Lawrence directed before ‘Jindabyne’, and which I like better. And for those who are interested in pagan rites, Old Mother Hubbard is not, watch Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommer’; strange that this movie is not on this site: one of the few films where the gore is used so effectively that it is no longer experienced as ‘effed-up’.

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
Reply to  bies
September 27, 2022 11:19 am

I encourage everyone to watch this film. The last idiotic 15 minutes of the movie sucks and it totally ruins the movie, Pagan rites or not.

Picture this ending – Claire’s (that is Laura Linney’s character) son drowns in the lake. She has a complete nervous breakdown and is inconsolable at the funeral. A few days after the funeral Claire goes for a walk in the woods and the killer kidnaps her. The killer beats, rapes and tortures her for a week and then mercilessly kills her while she begs for her life. He dumps her body in the same river. 4 black guys show up at the river with fishing poles and find her (white) body and then the movie ends.

You see, you still have the “woke” race bullshit at the end but the scene where Linney gets beaten and raped would have made her a controversial international superstar, enabling Linney to spew her woke BS and hatred for “racist” Trump to a wider audience. When asked in interviews why she voted for Biden, who said the leader of the KKK was his best friend and mentor while delivering his eulogy with tears in his eyes, Linney could just write her own bullshit ticket and insist the question be stricken from the interview.

By the way, that ending I came up with off the top of my head in 30 seconds and it is a thousand times better than that absolute shit ending they left in the movie.

fred fat
fred fat
Reply to  Old Mother Hubbard
September 27, 2022 9:36 pm

yours is such an obvious ending – the filmmakers made the right choice

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
Reply to  fred fat
September 27, 2022 9:40 pm

I bet you haven’t even watched it.

ozzy
ozzy
October 1, 2022 12:42 pm

Amazing movie, a must watch purely for the Australian relatable-ness

bonus for the name Caylin-Calandria :3