Jucy tells of the trials and tribulations of two twenty something women as they decide to take their lives in a new direction – success and love. Filmed in Brisbane, it is a delight to see the familiar landmarks (including the now gone Trash Video) but I must admit that the Australian accents made it seem more real than say, a US version, of this lovely little film. They call it a Womance, I call it a Wom-Rom-Com!
Predominantly genuine feel.
Real choices (good and bad).
Generally solid dialogue throughout.
Some classic moments.
Everyone gets a resolution.
The male cast weren’t that developed, but then it isn’t about them, and it isn’t a traditional relationship movie – and that is central to its charm – so let’s pretend this is a Plus.
One or two moments that felt a little worn.
Overall, this is a delightful romp exploring the depths and limits of friendships, and therefore also of oneself. You also get a realistic insight into the realisation that choices aren’t easy to make or to stick to, and that sometimes to move forward, you have to go home. If you haven’t got your ticket to the Australian premier of Jucy, right here in Brisbane as part of BIFF, time to beg, borrow or steal one – or keep those fingers crossed for a domestic release.