U.S correspondent Bob Tarlau’s neighbour reviews classic Aussie film
The Castle is one of those Australian films that’s become so ingrained in Aussie culture, watching it is almost a rite of passage for young and new Australians.
But what must overseas movie lovers think when they watch this true blue classic?
3AW Breakfast’s US correspondent Bob Tarlau had some friends over for their Labor Day holiday on Monday and put on our iconic flick.
“Barbara and I tried to come up with a movie no one had seen before, so that’s why we picked The Castle,” Bob told Ross and John this morning.
Adam Diament, intellectual property attorney and Bob’s next-door-neighbour, joined the boys to give his take.
“I thought it was really funny, especially being an attorney, so seeing the attorney scenes and just seeing a slice of Australian culture, the last Australian movie I saw was 1986 Crocodile Dundee,” Adam said.
“When you are arguing your next case Adam will you be attempted to say to the judge that it’s the vibe?” Ross asked.
“Of course!” He replied.
“Him trying to explain that something was unconstitutional, you kind of hear that a lot here too, where someone doesn’t like something they just say, ‘It’s unconstitutional’ and you ask why, and they say, ‘I don’t know…it’s the vibe, it’s unconstitutional!'”
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Adam said he was forced to google some of our slang, namely the scene with Farouk, the Kerrigan’s neighbour.
“When he says, “What is it with you – shorter name for Italians – and cash?” Ross said.