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Set on an Australian outback farm, a man obssessed with eucalypts plants loads on his farm, and then challenges his (beautiful) daughter's suitors to name all of them before they can marry her.
Quite entertaining, if a little weird. The daughter seems a bit wishy-washy, the father's character seems inconsistent. Meant to be a bit spiritual? Lots of funny little half-stories, told by the rival suitor, triggered by the different trees.
Score: 7
Published: tbc
Read: August 15th 2002