September is filled with some excellent new releases for all the family to enjoy during lockdown on Amazon Prime Video. Highlights include Back to the Rafters, LuLaRICH, and two musicals, Cinderella and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Back to the Rafters
Available exclusively from Friday, September 17
Series genre: Drama
Back to the Rafters picks up six years since we last saw the Rafter family. Dave and Julie have created a new life in the country with youngest daughter Ruby. As everyone comes together in Sydney to celebrate Dave and Julie’s 35th Anniversary, history repeats and circumstances force them all to cram into Ben’s two-bedroom home – once again packed to the-you-know-what.
During the visit it becomes apparent that the older Rafter children are facing new challenges, and Grandad Ted is struggling to find his place. Julie’s contentment is brought into question and she must reconcile her responsibilities to the family. Dave has been living the dream with a comfortable business and a new mate in his young employee, Paddo who shares his love of motocross racing. He isn’t keen to give that up to return to the city as Julie suggests. What will this mean for Australia’s favourite Mum and Dad?
Whether they are crammed under the same roof, or spread out across different cities, towns or countries, the same honesty, love and laughter bonds them all and we see that even as life moves on, family doesn’t.
Back to the Rafters stars Erik Thomson, Rebecca Gibney, Georgina Haig, Hugh Sheridan, Angus McLaren, Willow Speers, HaiHa Le, Michael Caton, George Houvardas, and Aaron L. McGrath.
Available exclusively Friday, September 3
Cinderella is a musically-driven bold new take on the traditional story you grew up with. Our heroine (Camila Cabello) is an ambitious young woman whose dreams are bigger than the world will allow, but with the help of her Fab G (Billy Porter), she is able to persevere and make her dreams come true.
Written for the screen and directed by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect, Blockers) with covers of songs written by some of the top-selling musical artists of all time and an all star cast.
Cinderella stars Camila Cabello, Nicholas Galitzine, Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Billy Porter, Pierce Brosnan.
Available exclusively from Friday, September 10
Series genre: Documentary/True-comedy
LuLaRich is a four-part docuseries (from the directors of Fyre Fraud) that chronicles the unraveling of LuLaRoe. Known for their buttery-soft leggings, the infamous multilevel-marketing company went viral promising young mothers a work-from-home salvation. Capitalising on the growing power of social media, LuLaRoe’s eccentric founders recruited an army of independent retailers to peddle their increasingly bizarre and defective clothing products.
Through exclusive interviews with co-founders DeAnne and Mark Stidham, former employees, and hard-working “independent distributors”, this series unveils how it all went wrong in a spectacularly weird – and comedic – fashion. LuLaRich is a modern comedy of errors with important social commentary and could be the birth of a whole new documentary genre…True-Comedy.
Available from Friday, September 10
Series genre: Thrille
For Pippa life is good. She and her boyfriend Thomas have just moved into a beautiful apartment with great views of Downtown Montreal… and the apartment across the street. What starts out as innocent curiosity soon turns into an all-out obsession as they glimpse more and more of the glamorous and sexy lives of the couple who live there. But, after they witness their womanizing fashion photographer neighbour cheating on his faithful partner Julia, Pippa and Thomas disagree as to whether they have a responsibility to act, or to simply mind their own business and stop looking. When one partner willingly continues to fall down the rabbit hole, it threatens to tear their lives apart, leading to deadly consequences.
Breathing new life into the forgotten genre of the erotic thriller, and in this unprecedented era where we’re all willingly allowing others a window into our lives, The Voyeurs asks the question, “Is it okay to watch?”.
The Voyeurs stars Sydney Sweeney, Justice Smith, Ben Hardy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Available from Friday, September 17
Inspired by true events, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie follows Jamie New (Harwood), a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after they leave school, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition to become a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti and his loving mum shower him with endless support, while local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle mentors him toward his debut stage performance. But Jamie also has to contend with an unsupportive father, an uninspired careers advisor, and some ignorant school kids who attempt to rain on his sensational parade.
In rousing and colourful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another to overcome prejudice, be more accepting, and to step out of the darkness into the spotlight.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie stars Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians S1-S8 (Series)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (Movie)
Dawn Raid (Movie)
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (Movie)
Lularich Season 1 (Series)
The Voyeurs (Movie)
Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (Movie)
Monster Hunter (Movie)
Back to the Rafters (Series)
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Movie)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Movie)
The Lego Movie (Movie)
The Outpost (Movie)
Birds of Paradise (Movie)
Inglorious Basterds (Movie)
Dragon Rider (Movie)
The Dry (Movie)