Meryl Streep gives a
stunning performance as a gal of Australia (which she no doubt is
equally too I say), and this earned dear Meryl an Oscar nomination for best actress for
this movie role she carried so well I say!
Accused of killing her own 10 week old baby in some cult related sacrifice, she
fights hard to clear herself along with the many experts convened to examine the
evidence, although they are capricious as to her guilt or in fact innocence throughout
Sam Neill plays her supportive husband throughout I figure.
The only comment I have about this movie set in the great land of Australia
where many best Brits ended up in my own estimation, is that during the
movie, we see a fella in one scene watching Meryl Streep's character on TV and
in response to what is going on in her responding pattern to her questioners
this fella says, "If she's lying about one thing, it would mean she may be lying about
everything, in which case she's guilty".
Seems like a bit of a cynical approach to me, some folks feign or even outright
may lie when under duress and fear for their lives, without meaning to be evil
or be guilty of a bigger crime they might be charged with. As such I say we throw
out such wisdom as this fella espouses, even though he may be right now and then
along the way, as I say we should treat each fact of the matter for what its worth
rather than "killing her off' in his mind on the matter, for not "kowtowing to his own
mindset completely" in perhaps holding something back in an instance as this,
know her type to be ultimately in such regards generally too.
Michael Rizzo Chessman