Posted by: koolcampus | January 19, 2015

“TRACKS” (2015) Movie Review. One (1) Wayward Girl. Four (4) deadbeat Camels and One (1) faithful Dog go on a Lonely Trek across the Australian Desert.

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 HERE is a TRUE STORY of LOVE, COURAGE and REDEMPTION to stir your heartbeat.

TRACES 1

He is this persistent photographer from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC who never says die.

TRACES 2

Count in one wayward girl, four deadbeat camels and one loyal (I go-where-you-go) dog banding together to go on a long treacherous trek across the heat-defying Australian desert.

TRACES 4

“SHALL WE STEAL A KISS IN THIS STIFLING  HEAT?”

TRACES 3

“TRACKS” (2015)  MOVIE REVIEW

STIR THE POTPOURRI.

Count in one wayward girl, four deadbeat camels and one loyal (I go-where-you-go) dog banding together to go on a long treacherous trek across the heat-defying Australian desert.

This is indeed a true story.

If you seek, you’ll find that it can be an an uplifting film for any aesthetic soul.

I am not about to wax lyrical about the loads of unpretentious scenes demonstrating animal loving, a potent score that complements the the mood following the courageous heroine’s lone voyage of self-discovery and her desire to be left alone.

The Director-of-Photography harnesses a splendid job in bringing us stunning visuals that bedazzle the eye, specially of the simple Australian aborigines dwelling in the desert with no expectations except waiting for a better life.

“TRACKS” is directed by John Curran and for what it’s worth, let us first reckon with the amazing plot assemble.

Director John Curran (The Painted Veil and We Don’t Live Here Anymore) and the producers of THE KING’S SPEECH are largely responsible for TRACKS, which depicts a heartwarming  true story of Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Will she survive the odds stacked against her?

Accompanied by her loyal dog (with endless bundles of love) and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. She is a rude and an obnoxious loner, as far as the film will show us.

Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Driver) who starts to photograph her voyage.

She is this hare-brained young woman from Sydney with an audacious goal: to walk alone with camels from the center of Australia heading west across 2,ooo miles of desert and sacred aboriginal territory as far as to the Indian Ocean.

Thrilling and bewildering, TRACKS matches the true grit experiences of the headstrong independent 25-year-old Robyn Davidson, who set off in 1975 through stunning landscape and horrific conditions to boot.

The film is a close insight into her persistent and gradual connection with animals, indigenous people, and the kindness of good people she meets along the way.

Director John Curran and lead actress Mia Wasikowska, who immerses herself into embodying the character of the feisty Davidson.

The part embraces both loneliness and strength and is the kind of role a first-rate actress should harness.

PARTING SHOT:

Count in one wayward girl, four deadbeat camels and one loyal (I go-where-you-go) dog banding together to go on a long treacherous trek across the heat-defying Australian desert.

If she can do it, so can I?

I really doubt I have the courage, but thank you very much!

Rate: 4 out of 5

Local Distributor: GSC MOVIES


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