The Dressmaker (R) 118 minutes

THE DRESSMAKER--Movie--(R)--A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge, and haute couture. With her sewing machine and her couture style, the dressmaker, Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returns to her rural, dusty hometown in Australia. Based on Rosalie Ham's bestselling novel, it tells the story of glamorous femme fatale returning to her small hometown in the country to right the wrongs of the past and bent on discovering her missing past: why she was sent away to live, away from her mother and her home. She transforms the townswomen and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. Somewhat over-the-top, but all in good comeuppance. French couture gowns in a dusty backwater town.