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I've always wanted to go to Australia. And now, having seen the movie tonight, I'm more determined than ever. I just hope Hugh Jackman still has his shirt off when I get there. And maybe he'll be tired of Nicole Kidman. The movie was worth every minute of the 3 hours (I think) that it took to show it. The real show-stealer, however, was Brandon Walters, the actor who played an Aboriginal boy in the movie and is actually Aboriginal himself. He had seen very few films in his life, had never left his part of Australia, and had no idea who Nicole Kidman or Hugh Jackman might be. For some reason I just found that terribly refreshing. That is, IF you can believe what you read on Wikipedia, and frankly I'm never sure. They had his birthday as 1995, and IMDH had it as 1996.
At any rate, it was certainly a movie worth seeing. I'll go to sleep tonight dreaming of Hugh Jackman. And if I say his name in my sleep, hubby won't even know, because I'm 350 miles from home.