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Rams

Published February 24, 2021

Rams

Film info

  • Title Rams
  • Director Jeremy Sims
  • Year 2020
  • Run time 1hr 59m
  • Genres Comedy, Drama
  • Tagline Where there's a wool, there's a way

In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin and Les, are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family's prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les's prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?

Live blog

TimeComment
2:28Cute sheeps! I gotta get it out the way, sorry.
10:12She moved from Dorset to be a vet in Australia, I need more info about that.
12:33“Great carcass, mate,” doesn’t read funny but in the Aussie accent it’s perfect.
17:41Quite difficult to tell the vet that she missed it even whilst looking at the sheep up close.
20:15You can’t shoot a farmer’s wellies, they’re precious!
23:57Does a dog not get really confused having two names?
29:20The Department. Menacing.
35:51A bath is not good enough after a trauma like that. You need a power shower.
45:50This guy is literally taking his sheep for a walk.
54:43“You don’t always need things to happen, people are just different.”
1:09:23Eek, inheritance causes so many problems.
1:14:23Tractor ambulance.
1:21:18He’s about to be found out!
1:24:56She’s so brave.
1:31:49Australian’s do good hats.
1:36:24It is incredibly elaborate, this sheep house.
1:41:40The brother is so violent!
1:47:03Sheep on a beach!
1:53:36You wouldn’t think the best bit of the film was seeing a fence come down.

Thoughts

Good film this, considering the premise is two grumpy old men not speaking to each other. But it’s surprisingly moving in places, occasionally funny, and a really good story underneath about a struggling community trying to survive against all the odds.

While it was entertaining and the ending left a warm feeling in your heart, there’s one thing I don’t quite understand: How can you smash a government official in the face with a spade, knock him unconscious and run away into the forest, and there be no repercussions?

Rating: 4 / 5

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