Drama – 2016 – Australia – 119 Minutes – Broad Green Pictures – Rated R
The Dressmaker tells the story of the beautiful and talented Tilly Dunnage (Academy Award winner Kate Winslet). After years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly returns home to a town in the Australian outback to reconcile with her eccentric mother Molly (Academy Award nominee Judy Davis). She also falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth), and armed with her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town, exacting sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook
The Dressmaker’s twists are best experienced blind, and its treats are modest but genuine. – Austin Chronicle
Aussie Rosalie Ham’s quirky gothic novel is too tonally erratic to be completely satisfying. But we do get two Kates for the price of one, in a sense, as this crazy quilt of a movie allows her to play both entertainingly vampy and vulnerable. – Boston Globe