Out in the wilds of rural Victoria, an accident has occured. A car carrying four lady members of the bowling club has overturned on the Nhill road - or was it on the road to Nhill? It makes a bit of a difference, as you`ll discover when you see this low-key but thoroughly enjoyable film, in which director Sue Brooks and writer Alison Tilson, working on their first feature after collaborating on documentaries, explore, with tremendous affection and insight, the inhabitants of a country town. This is a place where the men are, on the whole, much less effective than the women - the guys who speed to the accident, like pigfarmer Paul Chubb or vegetable grower Bill Young, mean well - it`s just that they`re easily distracted and not quite certain what to do until the rescue services arrive...Brooks and Tilson, with the important assistance of cinematographer Nicolette Freeman and composer Elizabeth Drake, have achieved small miracles with this hugely enjoyable and very Australian comedy. All of the film`s many characters, including Kerry Walker`s concerned partner, Bill Hunter`s narrator, Alwyn Kurts` befuddled old-timer, Tony Barry`s tenacious husband, and the four women - Lynette Curran, Monica Maughan, Patricia Kennedy and Lois Ramsey - are quite wonderful. Everyone`s wonderful - the ensemble cast is flawless, the characters they play are rooted in reality, yet are given terrifically humorous material. This is in the same comic tradition as The Castle, but as a piece of cinema it`s vastly superior. My only quibble is the use of the voice of an unseen God (grandly, ironically, spoken by Phillip Adams) - an unnecessary addition to an otherwise delightful film.