The castle is one of the films that will remain with Aussies forever. What makes it special is the family’s living situation.
Over 20 years later, the castle still resonates with Australians all around through Kerrington’s family dynamic.
According to a study conducted in 2020, Australians found that owning a home was of much importance to them. As for the Kerrington family, living close to an airport or not, they found pride in having a place called home.
With the films greatest lessons on standing up for what’s right and most of all being proud of your home regardless of its state, the film addresses a lot of what we consider modern Australia.
Apart form its comedic genius, the title of the film essentially encapsulates what it is to have a household filled with people who are proud of you regardless of what you may have achieved. Moreover, most importantly, the film shows us that a home is not just a building but home is the people you share it with.
Essentially, home is a feeling instead of a materialistic quality it possesses. While many Australians find it empowering to own their own turf it is even more so in today’s day and age.