The cowboy has long been romanticised as the ideal image of masculinity – a rough and rugged bushman who loves his beer as much as his woman. But for a young bloke living on the land it’s a tough life if you don’t fit the mould.
Adam Sutton grew up in Australia, the son of a Vietnam veteran. He had a turbulent time as a young man, spending six months in jail after a fatal road accident for which he was convicted of culpable driving under the influence of alcohol. Sutton went on to build a reputation as a skilled and respected rodeo rider, horse breaker, riding instructor and trick rider – culminating in a stint as a wrangler for the movie 'Ned Kelly', where he also helped the actors with horsemanship skills. It was here that he met Heath Ledger – and established a unique connection that would resonate later with the release of Ledger’s recent movie 'Brokeback Mountain'.
Adam Sutton’s story first came to public attention just 2 days before the Academy Awards in a front-page story in the Sydney Morning Herald, which generated a surprisingly large reader response – and changed Adam Sutton’s life in unexpected ways.
He is currently single (or at least when this film was shot) and is looking for his soulmate.
Documentaries are not everyone's cup of tea. Specially since some of them could be done in a not so entertaining way. This film was not entertaining from any angle. It was a typical documentary which tells you a story through interviews. (4/10)
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