The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker

DVD - 2016
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"In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town."
Publisher: Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [Australia] : [2016]
2015 ,
Branch Call Number: DVD DRES
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 118 min.)

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LoganLib_LW Aug 31, 2016

Really enjoyed this movie! it had humour and it was also a little sad. Loved all the costumes.

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LoganLib_Sophie Jun 16, 2016

Not the happy-go-lucky film I thought it was going to be. The twist at the end makes it something completely unique and funny. If you can stand a little gore, give this one a go.


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pattyskypants
Nov 25, 2018

This interested me from the get-go and didn't let up until the ending, which is kind of a jaw-dropper but after all you were hoping she would do something like that! Interesting characters, fine acting (for the most part), good plot.

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sto_b
Oct 27, 2018

All stars! Surreal superposition of modern talented spirit and an old fashion mentality dressed in luxury products of art and living in their miserable environment and dusty cruel collectivism.

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johncruse
Sep 30, 2018

GUESS I'M WEIRD BUT I DIDN'T LIKE IT.

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badcatalog
Sep 20, 2018

This is a fantastic movie filled with great character actors, especially Judi Davis and Hugo Weaving. If you loved THE BUDEPEST HOTEL, you will love this movie. Filled with clever lines delivered by delightful characters, it also features fabulous designer clothing - you will swoon over the fabrics!

Kate Winslet was, as always, good, but Judi Davis steals the movie.

Quirky, odd, weird, funny, darkish humour. It's definitely an offbeat film. Take that for what it's worth.

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hammer59
Mar 29, 2018

Very clever and entertaining! Superb story line and the quirky characters keep you engaged throughout. Another well made film that you have never heard of, but will delight the majority of thinking persons. Bravo!

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Nooksack20
Mar 25, 2018

Entertaining comedy/drama. Well acted with a myriad of complex, but simple characters. One of the few Kate Winslet movies where she keeps her clothes on throughout. Sorry fellas.

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gurujr
Mar 17, 2018

Wonderful black comedy mystery revenge movie. All within a small backward Australian "Mayberry" town. Kate Winslet did a magnificent job seeking her personal justice and retribution while Judy Davis' acting chops as the mother are great as usual.

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_Amazon_
Feb 17, 2018

Quirky and fun, but complex story with unique characters . I enjoyed this more than the book, which is unusual.

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21221018293347
Feb 07, 2018

Best little movie I have seen in a long time. Ah, revenge! Tilly returns to the small town that sent her away when she was but a young girl. She returns to her mother's home to start her dress making business, reconnect with the town and to find out why she was sent away as a young child. This is a satisfying story of secrets revealed, romance, tragedy and revenge. There is a cast of characters rivalled by no other. Well worth the watch. This movie has a quirkiness that may not appeal to some.

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LoganLib_Sophie Jun 16, 2016

LoganLib_Sophie thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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kpelish
Jun 22, 2017

Other: Rape via a husband drugging his abused wife.

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jimg2000
Feb 03, 2017

I'm back, you bastards.
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Well, our Gert's a handsome, capable girl. She knows feedstock, haberdashery...
-(WHISPERS) Mother!
And what powders are lethal to maggots and fly-struck merinos!
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What kind of bloody awful music is this?
-Blues. Oh! Music to hang by. Yeah, I don't know. I like it.
She's got a lot of pain in her voice.
-Yeah. Billie Holiday.
Sounds like she needs one.
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Style and decency. Some designers just don't seem to know the difference, do they?
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Hmm. Fire someplace.
-Yes. Dungatar.
Burning off rubbish, were they? Looks like they overdid it.
-You never met the rubbish.

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