Arts & Entertainment

Long Story Short

It’s been a great year thus far for Aussie flicks, but this hilarious comedy should prove to be a crowd-pleaser capturing the hearts of all audiences!

Long Story Short is basically a comedic cautionary tale that resonates the importance of spending quality time with family and friends, as time flies by quickly and the past cannot be recaptured.

Teddy can never find the time to do anything except work. After an odd woman he meets in a cemetery tells him she’ll give him a special wedding present he starts time jumping to his next wedding anniversary. As his marriage breaks down, he realises what changes he should make – but will he have another chance at happiness?

This is not an entirely original concept, but a genuinely funny script and the charismatic pairing of Rafe Spall and Zahra Newman as husband and wife are the main reasons why this film is such a delight to watch. Noni Hazlehurst shines in the role of the sinister woman with seemingly extraordinary powers who makes a very thought-provoking comment, “Graveyards are uplifting – they remind me of how precious life is.” (MMo)

★★★ ½

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