Film review – Swinging Safari – Australian culture with satire of the 70s

Writer, director Stephan Elliot famous for The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen
of the Desert directs Swinging Safari which has the makings of another classic Australian film.

Set in 1970s Australia Swinging Safari tells the story of three dysfunctional families living in a quiet suburban cul-de-sac.

When a 200-ton blue whale washes up on the local beach the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s happened. As our narrator Jeff tell us, “This is bigger than Ben Hur.”

While the kids run wild in the wayward world of irresponsible parenting of the 70s, the parents are celebrating behind closed doors with a key party.

With an all-star cast featuring Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Asher Keddie, Julian McMahon and new comer Atticus Robb who plays Jeff our 14-year-old protagonist Swinging
Safari will take you back to your own experiences of the 70s.

Australian films offer that quintessential humour that only us Aussies understand and appreciate.

Elliot has done a wonderful job of celebrating Australian culture with this nostalgic look at the 70s.

This coming of age story is a cynical parody of growing up in the 1970s with cask wine, bad hair, bad fashion, questionable choices but most importantly a good time.

Delve into a little nostalgia and celebrate summer with Swinging Safari.

In cinemas from 18 January.

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To be in the draw to win one of ten double passes to Swinging Safari simply send an email to with SAFARI in the subject line or call the Have a Go News office during business hours on 9227 8283 closes 18/1/18.

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