Really funny. Very nice performances from the three. It is with movies like this that we see the adaptability of some actors. Today we see Guy Pearce as a wild drag queen, tomorrow as a serious and focused avenger (Memento).
A glorious camp treat that shows how three drag queens at differing stages of life can literally and metaphorically inject a bit of colour into the rough browns and greys of central Oz. Guy Pearce particularly seems to enjoy himself as a preening young Queen, but Terence Stamp has all the best lines, mainly delivered with sour-faced glee. Neat refs to WAKE IN FRIGHT, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK and CROCODILE DUNDEE.
Funny yet sad. It was quite a shocker to see Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce, but I have to admit that Terence Stamp as Ralph/Bernadette was the scene stealer, with all those defeated sighs and pessimistic stare.
The zingers keep the film from being another fluffy feel good comedy about drag queens. As a road movie, it essentially distills down to an outsiders finding their company with other outsiders. The scene in which the trio perform with the aborigines is touching without being entirely saccharine. Terrance Stamp steals the show though Hugo and Guy Pierce performances keep up, in and out of drag.