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by The wanderer (subscribe)
Outdoor,photography,coffee, nature, food and culture lover; seeker of life's simple pleasures.
Published April 19th 2016
A real estate agent in search of a home

Frank Mollard (Anthony LaPaglia) is stuck in the middle of a divorce, an unfulfilling career in real estate, his mother's death and a growing distance between his teenage son and himself. Frank becomes bitter, awkward and lonely. His destiny changes completely when one night he receives a phone call from someone claiming to be his mother, however, his mother has been dead for a while, so who is the person on the other end, what do they want and most importantly, are they as lonely and needing of human contact as Frank is?

Frank decides to take matters into his own hands, not realising how deeply involved he could become, how incredibly necessary his presence is and how his view towards life, his career and his semi broken family can all change if he views things from a different perspective.

A Month of Sundays reflects the mundanity of everything we do and the things that really matter to us; how we grieve, how we love, how a house creates a home and how a home becomes an empty shell without us. Anthony LaPaglia injects honest sarcasm and a genuine desperate tone to his character while his boss Phillip (John Clarke) does not hesitate to make a smart remark or to show his dry humour.

A Month of Sundays also touches a special space in Adelaidean's hearts, as the movie is all filmed in beautiful Adelaide. You will find yourself knowing the places, sights and perhaps even some of the houses shown on the big screen! Plus it makes it more real and engaging for local audiences.

Some people in the audience commented it was a bit slow, however I though it reflected daily life quite accurately. The entire film is well planned for the viewer to become attached and properly understand the characters, their reasons behind their failures and to identify ourselves and our own flaws with Frank.

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Where: In Cinemas Thursday 28th April 2016
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