A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. —IMDB

In my opinion, the trailers for THE DRESSMAKER somewhat misrepresent the movie. It comes across as a period drama with a touch of humour. However, this movie is black comedy through and through. It was quirky, over-the-top, and funny. The cinematography is great and the acting pretty good with Kate Winslet (Myrtle ‘Tilly’ Dunnage) putting in a good performance. Sarah Snook (Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Pratt) is good as usual and Judy Davis (Molly Dunnage) is hilarious. It’s a good yarn and the reveal of what really happened in Tilly’s childhood is a satisfying surprise. It’s a fun movie but not brilliant — just ok. THE DRESSMAKER opens on October 29.