This week's Movie for Readers is The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Judy Davis, and Sarah Snook. It is set in 1950s Australia and is based upon what is said to have been a very popular novel of the same name by Rosalie Ham first published in Australia in 2000. The book has sold approximately 75,000 copies world wide in total since that initial release.
Frankly, I kind of doubt that this is a book or a movie for me, but the trailer does make it appear to be a visually striking one that should appeal to a substantial audience. The film was in theaters last September but is being released on DVD today, so it's out there somewhere.
Here's the trailer to give you a better idea of what to expect from The Dressmaker:
(Movies for Readers No. 26)