Melanie Reid from the Times, has criticized Baz Luhrmann’s decision to cast Nicole Kidman in Australia.:
Melanie Reid, writing in the Times newspaper, describes as a “big, big mistake” Luhrmann’s decision to select Kidman for the role of Lady Sarah Ashley, who inherits a remote cattle station shortly before World War II. Reid says Kidman was an immediate turn-off for female cinemagoers who feel she is “one of the most overrated actors” in the world and who has “been the kiss of death in practically every movie she has starred in”. The newspaper critic also slammed Kidman’s acting ability based on her previous starring roles in films including Cold Mountain and Eyes Wide Shut.
From reading the report I doubt Reid has seen the movie , but I agree Kidman is an over rated actress. However no matter what women think of KZidman there is at least one reason which will ensure women will see the movie. Hugh Jackman.