There is a movement afoot to bring Danielle Cormack (Ephiny) to the 2012 Xena Convention in Burbank. A petition to that effect has thus far netted 166 signatures (including mine), but they need 500 to make it work and they have until June to get those.
After signing, I checked for available Cormack films on Netflix. Two were streamable, so I had a tiny Danielle Cormack festival.
First, I saw SIAM SUNSET, which certainly has its moments. Australians seem to have a different notion of romantic comedy. Possibly, they have, like many elsewhere in the world, watched enough American romcoms and have just tired of the tired old formulae. Whatever the reason, this film could have been written by Douglas Adams and directed by John Huston. (It was written by Max Dann and Andrew Knight, and directed by John Polson.) It is vaguely reminiscent of the Sarah Michelle Gellar film SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE. As in that one, there is not even a vague stab at realism. Fun film to watch, though, and Cormack is way better than anybody else in it.
Then I saw THE PRICE OF MILK. This film can’t decide whether to be a romcom or a fairy tale, and it has a lot of the characteristics of a leprechaun tale (with different accents, of course). But the best thing in this film is not Danielle Cormack (although she plays an implausible character well). It is Willa O’Neill (Gabrielle’s sister Lila on Xena) who is quite believable as the conniving Drosophila (the name is a Greek-Latin mix meaning “dew-lover”, and is also the Genus which contains fruit flies. Symbolism is rampant in this film.
The male lead is Rob (Karl Urban). He likes cows and beer and sometimes Lucinda (Danielle Cormack). I found the story line unpredictable enough to keep my interest. The most unfortunate thing in this one was a very bad pun on which a whole sequence was based. But watch it anyway.