A criminal and his son endure life on the road. With Hugo Weaving (1:40) Not rated; Violence. Cinema Village and on VOD.
Hugo Weaving (“The Matrix,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Captain America”) is a petty criminal dealing with parenthood and a peripatetic life in this gritty, shapeless but often involving Aussie drama, (not to be confused with the Hank Williams bio-drama “The Last Ride,” which opened two weeks ago).
As we learn the reason Kev (Weaving) and his 10-year-old son Chook (Tom Russell) are camping in the outback and relying on dubious friends to survive, director Glendyn Ivin’s film, based on a novel, becomes too melodramatic and bleakly obvious. Weaving, though, as always, is never less than magnetic.