Mini Review - The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker (out Oct 29) is a viciously dark comedy that will catch many by surprise. Some moments are light and silly whilst other moments are tragic and confronting. It stars Kate Winslet as a thirty-something year old fashion designer who returns to her birth town to ask questions about her upbringing that she needs answered. Winslet is terrific but it’s Judy Davis who makes the more lasting impression as her cantankerous mother. Grade: B.