Yes, every year around late February this shit occurs, the latest influx of Uni students decide to make total cocks of themselves, parading drunkenly from venue to venue and suddenly Ballarat becomes the smallest place on earth.
For some reason, and I can't even think of one good one; it appeared that every university student within a 50 km radius of The Regent Cinema had decided to go and see 50 Shades of Grey, of all things! As if they even need more hornying up! Judging by the amount of vomit in the streets at 10pm I wouldn't have imagined that many of them would've required a great deal of coercion to drop their inhibitions and slide between the sheets, or onto the Sturt Street bandstand.
Perhaps it was indeed 50 Shades of Grey that made them throw up in the first place, that is a very real possibility. Serves them right, surely a bunch of bright young hopefuls could come up with a better way to celebrate 'O' week than stooping to that debacle.
For fuck sake 'O' weekers, do something grand and even slightly memorable. Getting slammed and yacking up in the street after a crappy movie is soon to become just another Saturday night affair for half of you. Or even better; surprise us all and don't even bother to go out and get shitfaced - do us all a favour - stay in and contemplate whether you've made the right choice before your HECS debt kicks in, sounds like a plan to me!
Release Date: 2015
Running Time: 95 mins
Written and produced by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, the creators of the successful BBC series Outnumbered; What We Did on Our Holiday plays out in pretty much the same vein, following the antics of a couple bringing up their three children.
Doug (David Tennet) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) are going through a rather messy separation when they are forced to travel to Scotland to celebrate Doug's terminally ill father's 75th birthday. The couple decide to keep their separation a secret to avoid any undue stress, but with three children on board, secrets become very difficult to keep.
This film is really more about the children's opinions and behaviours than it is about adults, that being said, the scenes that the children share with their ailing grandfather are easily the best parts of the movie. Underneath all of the comedy there is a clear message about valuing your life and loving what you have.
The three children actors do a great job of their quite hilarious roles, and Billy Connelly is at his best as the no bullshit - tell it like it is- grandfather. A lot of laughs to enjoy, and with a PG rating, it makes for great family viewing.
FINAL SAY: In the end, none of it matters.
3 Chili Peppers