FBMR - Crocodile Dundee
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CROCODILE DUNDEE (1986) ***

Having been to Australia, I was able to relate and understand many of the references and expressions in this film. Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski), a New York reporter, is in Australia doing an exposť on a man named Mick "Crocodile" Dundee (Paul Hogan). He lives in the centre of the country, miles from civilization, in a town called Walkabout Creek, in the Northern Territory. He's never been anywhere else but there his while life, and has his own unique philosophy on life. While Sue explores the Bush (Outback/Jungle/Desert) with Mick, she decides that it would be interesting to show him her "jungle", New York City. Just as Sue did not understand the way of the Bush, Mick's naivety makes it difficult for him to adapt his ways to city life. But his easy-going, "no worries" philosophy and fearless nature often work in his favour.

The concept of this movie reminds me of Aldous Huxley's novel "Brave New World" where a "savage" is brought back from a reserve to the big futuristic city. Mick Dundee manages to adapt better than John Savage from the book.

I enjoyed this comedy. It's yoghurt (Sealtest...light and lively). There's not too much conflict so there's not much to worry about. Another great Sunday afternoon no-brainer.

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