My Brilliant Career


Action / Biography / Drama / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 84%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 3551

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June 12, 2016 at 06:38 PM


Sam Neill as Harry Beecham
Judy Davis as Sybylla Melvyn
Julia Blake as Mother
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717.3 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 40 min
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English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 40 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by michyh1 6 / 10

Good film - Don't get the Main Character, though

Don't get me wrong, I like Judy Davis & I like this movie because of the nice chemistry between her and Sam Neill. Sam sure was handsome when he was younger (still looks good now too, though).

In the end I didn't get the main character because her behavior didn't make a lot of sense to me. If Sam Neill's character was an idiot I would understand, but he was about as perfect for Davis' character as she could ever hope for & her "career" didn't seem like much of a her actions left me perplexed.

Still, the movie was well done & the scenery was interesting. It kept me engaged until the end....however, when the final credits rolled I was left scratching my head.

Reviewed by lasttimeisaw 8 / 10

MY BRILLIANT CAREER belongs to the high rung of period filmmaking

Adapted from Miles Franklin's eponymous novel published in 1901, which was written while the author was still a teenager, MY BRILLIANT CAREER, Aussie director Gillian Armstrong's feature debut made when she was 29, not only puts a young Judy Davis on the map as a formidable thespian, but also is immanent in effusing the story's heartening feminist viewpoint, and with hindsight, it is an inviting, robust production orchestrated with sublime delicacy and forward- looking brio.

Our heroine Sybylla (Davis), a young girl living with her family in the outback in the late 19th century, is the eldest of the brood, she is an unruly force of nature who aspires to a life steeped in literature, music and art, which sounds detrimentally airy-fairy for her strapped parents, they float the idea of a domestic job to her, as a way to shuck off another mouth to feed, and it enrages her. So when her well-heeled matrilineal grandmother's invitation arrives, it brings immense elation to her, maybe, finally she can be delivered from the sticks and all the menial labor.

Ensconced in a modestly plush rural estate, Sybylla has to stomach the affront that her plain looks are being openly addressed, often in front of her presence, a below-par trait doesn't fall in with the family's old money grandeur, and she is the ugly duckling, but swimming against the tide, she has no desperation/illusion to become a swan, she won't bat an eyelid to an oleaginous suitor for whom she has no affection, and unthinkingly returns bold backchat to her stern grandma Mrs. Bossier (Britton) when marriage is propounded because she is nubile, she doesn't want to get married, as later she confides to Harry Beecham (Neill), a childhood friend of gilded youth to whom she grows closer and vice versa, she must discover herself first, before even considering of becoming a part of someone else's life. This isn't exactly an earth-shattering idea of a woman's liberation, but here, owing to Ms. Davis' electrifying performance, Sybylla's rite-of-passage shapes into a page-turner, implacable in its torrid mobility (a pillow fight with Harry in the lush garden is a shorthand of their youthful exuberance) and undertows (her pertness can be read as a coping mechanism countervailing her entrenched low self-esteem because of her unassuming appearance).

No one can negate there is love between Sybylla and Harry, but as she contests, why love must lead to marriage? There are alternatives, and she firmly stands her ground, especially after the stint as a governess to teach a bunch of illiterate children of a farmer family, she finds her vocation in words and literature, wherein she starts her brilliant career as a writer.

One of the most incredible merits of this Antipodean pastoral is that it doesn't come off as cloying or priggish out of its constant-trodden story-line of a young woman's unorthodox choice with regards to love, life and self-discovery. Around a pyrotechnic Judy Davis, whose glints of emotion are so sharp-edged and entrancing, the peripheral players are also cracking: a young Sam Neill is the projected prince charming but is also seethed with a farrago of contradictions and mix- feelings in mooning over a jolie-laide; Wendy Hughes is pretty radiant as the benign aunt Helen, whose caring nature doesn't prevent her from giving one of the wisest nuptial advice: the best marriage is a friendship marriage. Aileen Britton and Patricia Kennedy (as Harry's aunt Gussie), both hold sway with poise and majesty as two august dowagers, whereas the latter graces her comportment with conspiratorial discernment, the former carries more weight in her role as the high priest of tradition.

As a whole, MY BRILLIANT CAREER belongs to the high rung of period filmmaking and more extraordinarily, it is done with economy and Ms. Armstrong's scrupulous attention to all the niceties, many kudos to this criminally undervalued female filmmaker.

Reviewed by ReganRebecca 8 / 10


This film is honestly so wonderful and magical. A tale about a plucky young heroine, Sybylla, (Judy Davis, in her first film role), who has grand romantic dreams about the life she wants to live, wanting to be first a concert pianist, and then a writer, despite the fact that she lives in poor rural Australia. Despite the fact that her mother knows she should discourage her, she ends up arranging it so that she can go and stay with her much wealthier family so that Sybylla is taught how to be a refined lady by her grandmother and spinster aunt, though they never manage to truly tame Sybylla.

It's a wonderful movie about romance, but also about ambition. Sybylla isn't shown to be particularly talented, but she has the passion to try and that's more important.

The movie is absolutely beautifully shot and directed by Gillian Armstrong, taking on her first feature film. It's absolutely wonderful and it's a real shame more people aren't aware of this gem of a film.

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