Friday, May 17, 2013

Last Ride

After committing an undisclosed violent crime and being wanted by the police, an ex-con (Hugo Weaving) visits an ex-girlfriend for sex and supplies and embarks with his young son (Tom Russell) on a destinationless trek across the expansive Australian Outback. Glendyn Ivin's Last Ride features an excellent, unaffected performance from Weaving and nice work from newcomer Russell, in addition to gorgeous photography which provides a contrast to its bleak story. Unfortunately the character's behavior and their ultimate choices are awfully difficult to believe.