However, it is also set on some of the most beautiful, remote beaches in New South Wales, Australia, which makes it the perfect movie to dream yourself away to the clear-blue shores of "Down Under".
Scandal in Paradise!
Growing up together by the sea in New South Wales, Australia, Roz (Robin Wright) and Lil (Naomi Watts) have been lifelong friends. Later, both women each have a son who also grow up living close to each other.
When these sons are 18, Lil’s son Ian (Xavier Samuel) discovers that he is sexually attracted to Roz. So when he stays at her house one night, Ian seduces Roz. Rob’ son Tom (James Frecheville) sees his mum sneaking out of Ian’s room half-naked, does the math and furiously tells Lil what he saw. Hesitant at first, Lil and Tom eventually start an affair, too.
Both women know that what they are doing is not right. At the same time though, they can’t stop. So the affairs are going on for about two years before Tom meets a girl his own age and gets married. That's however, when the problems begin to spiral out of control…
Most of the movie’s beautiful beach scenes have been shot at Shelly Beach and Seal Rocks in New South Wales, Australia.
Both places are a short car drive away from Sydney (Shelly Beach about 1h30min and Seal Rocks about 3 hours) and are almost untouched paradises for surfers which they only occasionally share with a few seals and dolphins.
Adore uses beautiful photography, underlined with music that perfectly fits the “calm before the storm” atmosphere. Therefore, it’s definitely a great movie to watch when you like to dream yourself away to a remote beach from the comforts of your couch.
The final verdict:
Better than its reputation, this one delivers a skillfully captured scandal and beautiful scenery! Watch it and dream yourself away to the shores of stunning Australia!
**** 4 out of 5 stars
Over to you: Are you in love with Australia's beaches too or is your perfect paradise in a totally different part of the world? Tell me! I'm all ears!