The Dressmaker – indeed, a “revenge” movie

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

As written here, The Dressmaker describes itself as a revenge-film, a darkly funny movie about a woman who returns as an adult to a town that mistreated her as a child. She of course has returned not only a striking beauty, but also with a phenomenal sense of style, and an understanding of how to use her sewing machine to make not only herself but any other woman who is willing to hire her into the most stunning woman in the room. It’s not long before her skill allows her to become newly integrated into this community, and even to, seemingly, find a measure of healing.


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