Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Dressmaker

In brief: This wickedly comic drama stars Winslet as a worldly dressmaker returning to the Australian backwater that exiled her. Tilly Dunnage arrives in the small town of Dungatar with her trusty Singer sewing machine at her side. Driven away when she was just ten for supposedly committing a heinous crime, resilient Tilly found her way to Paris, where she trained under legendary designer Madeleine Vionnet. She has come back to look after her ailing mother, Molly and soon turns heads at the town football game,notably, that of star player Teddy McSwiney. When Tilly is hired to design and custom-make haute couture for the more rebellious local ladies, a battle line is drawn: those who luxuriate in Tilly's progressive style against Dungatar's conservative busybody contingent. As tension between these camps escalates, Tilly's shadowy past becomes her enemies' most potent weapon. The Dressmaker is a sumptuous, saucy, and scandalous tale of love and vengeance in the mid-1950s.
Ramblings: Unfortunately I missed the first 20 minutes because of a previous show starting late and running overtime. So so story that couldn't decide where it was going.

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