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Retired Betoota cattleman, Ambrose Corones (73) has stopped just short of accusing Netflix of false advertising today, after watching 125 minutes of the 2019 film ‘Roma’ without seeing one reference to Artie Beetson.
Ambrose says this is the thing with the internet, you never know what you are going to get, and last night’s confusion would attest to this.
The stay-at-home-in-town grandfather of 35 rednuts says he’d been hearing great things about this new Oscar-award-winning motion picture, and considering his niece had finally taught him how to rig up the internet to the TV – he thought he might throw it on for a bit of Sunday night viewing.
What he eventually figured out was that Roma is a 2018 drama film written set in 1970 and 1971, Roma, which is a semi-autobiographical take on the directors upbringing in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, following the life of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family in the middle of great political uprising.
As Ambrose points out, the film’s actual storyline is a far cry from the Maranoa region of Western Queensland.
“I was expecting a film about rough necks getting into blues at the Queen’s Arms Hotel to be honest”
“Then I start seeing all these cops bashing student protestors and tear-gassing them”
“At that point, I thought it might’ve been a movie about all those cops Sir Joh trucked into the city from Western Queensland during the Commonwealth games”
However, as Ambrose’s wife eventually explained to him, the film was named after the Mexico City suburb of Colonia Roma – and the protests were actually based on the Central American nation’s civil uprising in the late 1960s and early 70s.
“Boy was my face red” said Ambrose.
“The thing I’m most concerned about is how I was able to watch 125 minutes of a foreign film without realising it wasn’t set in Roma, Queensland”
“My wife claims she knew what was going on, but I just thought they were speaking with those really fast Brisbane accents.”
“I usually use subtitles when I’m watching the 7:30 report anyway”