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Monday, 7 December 2015

Paperback Hero (1999)

Hugh Jackman plays an Aussie truck driver who writes trashy romance novels while on the road, but he keeps it a guilty secret so that his manly beer-drinking friends don’t ridicule him in that unique, cutting Down Under way.
It’s a comedy/drama that’s part road trip but mostly inoffensive Sunday afternoon viewing that’ll warm a little corner of your insides.
The landscapes are beautiful and the characters written as straightforward, likeable types. Claudia Karvan lends female support and provides an occasional kick up the manly ass as Hugh’s best friend Ruby.

3 cosy feelings out of 5

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