Year of release: 1993
Director: John Duigan
Writer: John Duigan
Starring: Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Sam Neill, Elle Macpherson, Portia de Rossi etc.
Starting to build a world of fairies, this movie gets lost along the way in plain supermodel nudity. The problem is that it feels as if the initial goal is not quite met. On the other hand, it’s a story about self-discovery, that Tara Fitzgerald pulls off very well in her conflicting role – she’s convincing and lovely. However, self-discovery stories usually need special support to present interest to the public, otherwise they are perceived as they are – personal experiences. This sort of story must offer something that is perceived as valuable by the viewer (eg. a subject they can personally relate to, or a biographical story). The makers of this movie didn’t seem to realize this fact, and the result was unskillfully exploited sexiness. “Sirens” is not ugly or pathetic, but rather a hit-and-miss.
The Australian scenery. And Hugh Grant (a reverend in a pool of art and sexuality) blushing – very funny 😀
The movie’s obstinacy to be poetic, even when the elements of poetry don’t work.
Would I see it again? – Won’t suffer if I don’t.
My Rating (1 to 10): 7
Recommended: It is watchable, but not a must-see.
You can watch “Sirens” before bed. It’s good for falling asleep to – not in a bad way.