Adoration is an incredibly uncomfortable film to watch and trying to find the source of the discomfort only makes things worse.
It’s not the fact that besties Lil and Roz are having affairs with each other’s teenage sons; it’s the realisation that their game of ‘almost incest’ is discerningly easy to watch.
A severe lack of character development, a lot of editing and one-too-many jumps through time give the impression that there is a story here somewhere, but no one’s going to see it.
There are a lot of complex relationships going on: mother-to-mother, wife-to-husband, son-to-son, mother-to-son, mother-to-other mother’s-son; and none of them seem to be worth investing in.
However, on the bright side, the Australian beach scenery is shot beautifully. (AE)
BY ALEXANDRA ENGLISH