As a lover of Australian film and television, I was excited to see the film production of Ruben Guthrie, which was formerly a stage play written by Brendan Cowell.
The film, starring Patrick Brammall, focuses on a 29 year old man, who after being successful in his advertising career, is constantly living the high life. He takes heavily to the bottle, and one of the first scenes, shows him jumping off his roof and into his pool, where he breaks his arm. This in turn leads to a turn of events, which set the story into play.
His fiancée, played by Abbey Lee, decides she has had enough and tells him to go a year without alcohol, before trying to find her in her home, back in Prague. The film itself, is a clever look at Australia and its drinking culture. There is no denying that as Australians, we have a heavy culture, that proudly encourages everyone to drink. And Ruben Guthrie certainly does take a good look at this.