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Rated NR · 114 min. · 2012


An eccentric brother (Geoffrey Rush) and sister (Judy Davis) kill time at their homestead in Australia while they wait for their sickly, wealthy mother (Charlotte Rampling)—who wears a variety of pastel wigs—to decide who goes in her will. Rush narrates the proceedings as if he's giving stage directions for a play because, you see, life is a stage. Some scenes are smart and funny, and the movie's sometimes genuinely weird, but there's not much to Eye of the Storm other than this idea of life as a performance.

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Director: Fred Schepisi
Writer: Judy Morris and Patrick White
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, Dustin Clare, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Robyn Nevin, Jamie Timony, Helen Morse, Elizabeth Alexander and Alexandra Schepisi

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