Two words- Ryan Kwanten. From the humble beginnings as the charming Vinnie from Home and Away to a Hollywood heartthrob in the Vampire series, True Blood, Kwanten has proven he can definitely act. Back in Oz and supporting Australian film, he has delivered one of his most brilliant performances yet as the unlikely hero, Jonah in his new film Not Suitable for Children.
The story follows the good looking yet hopelessly, irresponsible party boy Jonah living in a run-down inner city house with his two mates Stevie (Sarah Snook) and Gus (Ryan Corr). Things initially seem pretty cruisy for Jonah, organising epic house parties on the weekends to earn some extra cash. It isn't until the unfortunate discovery by one of his many 'hook-ups' that he is diagnosed with Testicular cancer.
Faced with the removal of the cancer and the frightening realisation of future infertility, Jonah longs to be a father. In the few weeks leading up to surgery, Jonah explores every option of realising his dream of becoming a father, even though what he is searching for is closer than he thinks.
The film delves light-heartedly into a incredibly raw and real topic and conveys a depth that so many formulaic rom-coms fail to achieve. Ryan Kwaten is without a shadow of a doubt, what carries this very honest film. Truly sublime.