Last night I thought I’d go see Lantana. All day I had kept hearing people say it’s really good. I’d had lunch with Mike, and he said he’d seen it and that it was probably the best Australian film he’s ever seen.

After lunch I went to buy the soundtrack (because I’d heard it’s really good too, and it’s by Paul Kelly whose music I really like, so hey, how could I not??) and the guy in the shop said "Hey, have you seen this? I’ve heard it’s brilliant!"

So it was time to see it. Alas, I had nobody to go with. I felt a little self-conscious, and a teensy bit sad and pathetic walking into the cinema on my own, but hey, that’s the way it goes sometimes.

By golly, I think Lantana is brilliant. About the time I was watching it, it was winning no less than seven AFI awards. So Mike, the guy in the shop and I are not the only ones who think so, apparently.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.