Beautiful (2009)

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Strong violence and coarse language

Director: Dean O'flaherty
Actors: Deborra-Lee Furness, Sebastian Gregory, Aaron Jeffery, Asher Keddie, Socratis Otto, Erik Thomson, Tahyna Tozzi, Peta Wilson

Shy and awkward, 14-year-old Daniel Hobson (Sebastian Gregory) is a quiet boy living on a quiet street in the idyllic, picture-perfect suburb of Sunshine Hills. Viewing his world through the lens of an old camera, Daniel is - like many in the neighbourhood - both entranced and disturbed by the sinister rumours that circulate in whispers from house to house.

Status: QuickPick
Run time: 101mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Member Reviews (13)

Not bad for an Australian production but not that great either. The storyline had plenty of promise but with a few inconsistencies and a weird ending, I was left confused. Disappointing.
Posted Saturday, 17 May 2014 See my other reviews
alistair c
Not a bad little story, although too much "slow" padding. Thought the two young actors were quite good and rest OK. Not much subtlety at the end, which is a pity. Could have been a much more nuanced story but suspect the budget, or the director's imagination didn't allow for it. There are a lot worse movies out there!
Posted Sunday, 19 January 2014 See my other reviews
You have to love Aussie movies. This one is good with a fairly sad story though, worth watching.
Posted Wednesday, 13 October 2010 See my other reviews
I didn't understand all of it and the ending was confusing, this Aussie movie had enough going for it to entertain me. Most of the performances were terrific. Excellent cinematography and score. Would have worked better as a straight serial killer thriller but worth watching if you like a challenge.
Posted Friday, 25 June 2010 See my other reviews
Even with a penchant for the quirky this was a little too slow and no Donnie Darko. Still good enough to see through to the end.
Posted Sunday, 18 April 2010 See my other reviews
Dodgy aussie film. No story, and some weak acting.
Posted Monday, 2 November 2009 See my other reviews
Not good. Australian cinema should do better.
Posted Sunday, 11 October 2009 See my other reviews
I was only interested in watching this movie because Tahyna Tozzi was in it... She plays 'Suzi' who is a manipulating tart. It is quite a slow moving plot, not much happens until the end. The acting is so-so. Interesting to note, the actor Socratis Otto, who plays the bay guy Max, has just started working on Home
Posted Sunday, 27 September 2009 See my other reviews
It's nice to see an Australian film that goes for a bit of European style instead of the stereotypically gritty Aussie style. If you like David Lynch/Hitchcock then check this out. Reminded me a bit of Rear Window meets Blue Velvet. The cast is fantastic but the best thing about this film besides the direction is the score by Paul Mac who made a messed up fairy tale/ tim burton type soundtrack for the film. Enjoy!
Posted Tuesday, 15 September 2009 See my other reviews
Raymond M.
Interesting Movie. Did he really see what he saw or was it all a figment of his imagination? Slow in parts which is a little boring but is worth the watch.
Posted Wednesday, 19 August 2009 See my other reviews
Sunet N.
B O R I N G! Typical Australian movie with no real storyline. Some of the actors were terrible. There are heaps better to watch.
Posted Tuesday, 11 August 2009 See my other reviews
Surprisingly interesting.
Posted Monday, 10 August 2009 See my other reviews
Kerrin D.
Possibly the worst movie I've seen in a long time. A combination of bad acting and a TERRIBLE story line. Don't waste your time!
Posted Thursday, 6 August 2009 See my other reviews
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