It took me four days to make it all the way through Australia. It’s fairly long, but that’s not why. Well, actually because it’s so long it has so many dramatic climaxes and also many slower parts. I got bored every so often and had to change it up.
It wasn’t the entirely dramatic epic I was expecting. It had comic moments and a tone that reminded me of another great Baz Luhrmann film, Moulin Rouge!. The plot was definitely long and epic. You’ve got an unsuspecting love connection, near-death experiences, business conspiracies, learning to let the people you love go, something for everyone.
If you can handle it, watch it all in one sitting, the way movies are meant to be watched. It’s a really great story if you let yourself get into it.