TRACKS (2013 Toronto International Film Festival Toronto Canada)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Tracks turns into a good Australian story that credits the directing and script writing abilities of John Curran and Marion Nelson respectively. It’s often difficult to tell this type of story well and hold audience attention. While there needs to be more filming and story line before Mia Wasikowska arrives at the Indian Ocean to round the story to its proper fullness, the effort as a whole does not flag and moves along nicely. The film sets in stone the fact that Adam Driver and Mia Wasikowska make a good acting team. I hope to see them cast together again in future.

Storyline

A young Australian woman (Mia Wasikowska) decides to camel trek across the Australian desert to the Indian Ocean, a distance of 1,690 miles. She befriends National Geographic photographer, Rick Smolan (Adam Driver), who tracks her effort.

Additional Thanks

Great work for John Curran. Thank you to Executive Producers Andrew Mackie, Richard Payten, and Xavier Marchand for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Young Robin (Lily Pearl), Publican (Philip Dodd), Publican’s Wife (Fiona Press), Ada (Daisy Walkabout), Kurt (Rainer Bock), Gladdy (Felicity Steel), Sallay (John Flaus), Chilpi (Ian Conway), Evan (Evan Casey), David (David Pearce), Jenny (Jessica Tovey), Tolly (Darcy Crouch), and Peter (Brendan MacLean).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film’s casting is outstanding. Mia Wasikowska’s acting is above average. Adam Driver perfectly portrays National Geographic photographer, Rick Smolan. Great work for all involved.

Ben Meyers

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