[QUOTE=Jimjustin;188554]I went to see it with my wife last week and it was grim. How they managed to make life look that depressing in South Australia I dont know. It was very grey and gloomy (type of filming I think) and it did portray a very crap picture of life in those areas. It reminded me of Britain...
Jim, they didn't have to make it look like that - it really does. There are tracts of Housing Trust homes in many suburbs that look just like the ones in the first part of the movie. A friend of mine worked in Modbury for Community Services and tells me that there are areas of several streets that look just like that even in Modbury (as there are in most parts of any city). The houses were supposed to be at Waterloo Corner, a 30 minute drive from Adelaide, but as a previous poster said much of it was filmed in Davoren Park. These are the outlying suburbs that fall into the category 'North' that so many people seem to have heard about.
The locals have a word for places and people like this which new migrants will maybe not have heard - it is 'feral' and is very descriptive.
This is why those of us who have been here a while will tell anyone who asks on this forum that there are good and bad bits of all suburbs and it is dangerous to generalise. One way to tell how 'nice' or 'desirable' an area is, is the average property price, which is available on Domain.com along with all sorts of other demographic information such as the proprotion of people from different countries of origin, and the age distribution of the area.
Last edited by WhatNow?; 06-07-2011 at 12:49 PM.
It reminded me of Britain...
LOL thats gold. I have seen the movie and thought it was excellent. The hand held camera work at the start made me feel sick but it got better as it went on. I really liked it. Could have been shot in Oldham which I was unlucky enough to drive through a couple of years ago.