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Brand New Day [Blu-ray] (2010)

Geoffrey Rush , Jessica Mauboy  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Geoffrey Rush, Jessica Mauboy
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: September 13, 2011
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,205 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

"If you loved Mamma Mia, this Brand New Day is for you." (Sirius/XM Radio) Oscar-winner "Geoffrey Rush is awesome" (Aint It Cool News) as a hilariously devout minister chasing a runaway seminary student named Willie across the land down under. As Willie tries to make it back to the girl of his dreams, he embarks on a glorious, uproarious road trip filled with music, magic, and foot-stomping fun. Based on a beloved Australian musical, Brand New Day is "one of the most delightful, heartfelt and crowd-pleasing musical comedies in years." (NYC Movie Guru).

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An aussie treat January 19, 2012
By Russell
Format:Amazon Instant Video
I'm not a great fan of musicals but this one won me over a few songs in, when it became clear this was not some schmaltzy precious view of Australian culture. Warm-hearted and post-modern, fun with an historical edge... it reeks of a new Australian Aboriginal confidence. It looks great too! Watch this instead of "Australia"!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this DVD! January 2, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I caught the show early one morning and fell in love with the characters, the storyline, and the amazing music. Lots of predictible plot twists, but a great show with a lot of very sly humor throughout. The music is hard to forget ... you will remember it and keep humming it for days to come!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Fun Movie October 13, 2011
I watched this when I was living in Australia and fell in love with it. I am so happy it has finally come out in the US!
Be prepared to have these songs stuck in your head for days!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite movie at Sundance January 1, 2011
Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert meets Bollywood is the best way to describe this wonderful film. Clever songs, fun dancing, and the perfect cast makes this film a must see. I can't wait for the DVD to finally come out in the States. This is what Hollywood should be putting out, instead of so many bad movies. Original and uplifting, funny and unexpected, buckle your seat belts and hang on for the ride of your life...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This heartfelt musical comes with the aid of Screen Australia. It is set in 1968 where we meet a young Aboriginal boy named Willy, whose burgeoning hormones are pulling him towards his sweetheart Rosie, but his born again Christian mum is pushing him towards Priesthood and the avoidance of all sinful thoughts, let alone sinful deeds. So instead of being able to enjoy the laid back and mellow pearl fishing coastal town of Broome, he is packed off to Missionary school for some not so `happy clappy' ecumenical teachings.

Once back in the clutches of Father Benedictus (played brilliantly in a pantomime stylie by Geoffrey Rush), his life takes a turn for the miserable almost straight away. Then he makes the decision to stand up for his rights. This means that, despite performing a cracking tune with the refrain `There's nothing I would rather be, than to be an aborigine', he has to do a runner. This is the start of a road trip which will involves tramps, hippies and more adventures than you can shake a stick at.

I am not big on musicals, but this one is really funny, has real charm and some brilliantly over the top performances. The fab named Ernie Dingo (`Crocodile Dundee II') playing Uncle Tadpole is a case in point. Some of the acting is a bit third rate rep but because of the passion that jumps off the screen you really won't be too bothered.

This is just a load of fun, check out the treatment given to Tammy Wynette's `Stand by Your Man', just magical. So with a mix of original tunes and some well known numbers, the obligatory dance routines and black and white good and bad with some extra marital sex and a huge dose of fun thrown in - this all adds up to a really cracking little film. It put a smile on my face so I can only recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great little movie with lots of heart! October 13, 2011
By a3amboy
Saw this film in the theater with its Australian title Bran Nue Dae. I don't know why they changed the title, but I absolutely love this film. Great music and lots of fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY FUNNY MOVIE December 26, 2012
By lovejoy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie! April 26, 2014
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I would give this five stars no matter the quality. I absolutely love this movie. It's a simple, cute story and I love the music as well. I have the soundtrack.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see movie. The Aussies have a great since of humor
It is an absolute hoot. The music is fun and the ending is a crack up. I to am proud to be an aborigine and happy to see you steal my precious land from me,is a must hear and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Robert Broadwater
5.0 out of 5 stars The Candy bar in the movie Brand new Day
This is a great movie. There is one thingthat bothered me about this movie; "the candy bar." What was in that candy bar that made those men eat it as if their life... Read more
Published 21 months ago by John W. Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and feel good musical,
Brand New Day may not be for everyone. I love the major characters, the music, and the gorgeous scenery of Broome, Western Australia. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun but many hidden and not so hidden truths
Highly recommended this movie has so much meaning and is portrayed in a way that may be missed by some but has insights in so many of the issues experienced by Indigenous... Read more
Published 23 months ago by peter k
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
I love musicals and I love Geoffrey Rush so this looked like a perfect movie for me! Unfortunately, it was a complete waste of time. The story was weak. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Helene F. Seibly
5.0 out of 5 stars Brand New Day
Very entertaining and gives a different insight into Australian life back in the day and the cultural issues experienced. A feel good musical with comedic overtones.
Published on October 8, 2012 by Lisa Crawford
3.0 out of 5 stars ok film.
This film was ok but not a great film. The action lagged at times. Overall it was worth my time, but it won't be long remembered.
Published on April 15, 2012 by John Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED it :)
I just watched it right now, and may I say it was amazing ! Funny, Catchy ! And the end was just a shocker HAHA :)
totally going to purchase it right after i press submit to... Read more
Published on February 26, 2012 by Lina
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