After a long wait, this acclaimed movie was finally released on dvd in Australia in late 2013! With stunning performances from Oscar winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as a longtime lesbian couple going on the run to find the freedom to live their lives together, this film has earned rave reviews and had a crossover appeal with audiences everywhere - lesbian, gay and straight.
Stella (Dukakis) and Dot (Fricker) have been together for 31 years, faithfully accompanying one another through life's ups and downs. Now in their seventies, they are beginning to lose some of their faculties, but this doesn't affect the love they feel for each other. When Dot's granddaughter Molly (Kristin Booth) decides to put Dot, who is legally blind, into a nursing home, the frustrated Stella must take matters into her own hands to ensure that she and Dot can stay together.
Armed with a battered old truck and the ambition to protect their relationship by getting married in Canada, Stella and Dot become outlaws, embarking on a journey from Maine to Nova Scotia. Along the way they pickup young hitchhiker Prentice (Ryan Doucette), a small-town boy turned ''interpretive dancer'', making his own voyage home to visit his dying mother.
Olympia Dukakis is wonderful as the tough and brash Stella, and beautifully conveys - beneath the bravado and filthy vocabulary - a sweet and tender woman trying to keep her family together, while Brenda Fricker is equally outstanding as Dot. Director Thom Fitzgerald has created a funny, sensitive and thoughtful film exploring life, loss and love. Also check out these other fantastic films by the same director (which also star Olympia Dukakis).
Duration: 89 minutes
DVD Release Date: 2013
Presentation: PAL, Colour, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, Dolby Digital 5.1
Language: English, NO Subtitles
Special Features: Gallery, Theatrical Trailer
Starring: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Kristin Booth, Ryan Doucette
Directed by: Thom Fitzgerald