This time warp must be well liked by viewers yet none aspire to a lifestyle such as that. Just the opposite. Is it done to gratify nostalgia?
Genuine characters are the winners while ambitious, slick characters become losers. Again, that strays from the truth about us.
Never the less, Aussie films are darn good even when they are less than perfect. Authenticity and simplicity about complexity win hands down. They say Muriel's Wedding is yet not forgotten - true, it is memorable.