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When Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) leaves England to check on the affairs of her husband's Australian cattle station, she ends up inheriting more problems than she ever dreamed of, including the welfare an aboriginal child. Although she gets some reluctant help from a working-class local (Hugh Jackman), there is nowhere to turn to when Japanese bombers attack and the country faces the dangers of World War II. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 170
Theater Release: 26 Nov 2008
Video Release: 03 Mar 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Australia is rated PG-13: for some violence, a scene of sensuality and brief strong language.

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Baz Luhrmann
Studio: 2008 Twentieth Century Fox
Website: Official site for Australia.

Detailed Review

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Why Is Australia Rated PG-13?

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