This could have been a much better film. Some dodgy acting and some poor script choices spoil this one somewhat. David Field shines in a support role. There are lots of bare bums, some fruity language and the subject matter is handled delicately but, somehow, there's something not quite believable in this film from master director, John Duigan. Worth watching though.
Aussie film about a female uni student supporting parents financially but also causing shame, worth a look; I agree with reviewers giving it between 3 and 4 stars. Have seen it on TV.
I would rate this 3.5 stars rather than 4. I thought it was quite a good Aussie movie, though had a few holes in the storyline that didn't make sense. I was expecting it to be quite a dark and violent film, but thankfully it wasn't - it was at times quite lighthearted, funny and tender. Overall the acting was quite good except for Peter O'Brien's awful American accent which annoyed me through the entire movie. I really liked Nammi Le and Ivy Mak, and I thought Andrew Hazzard was lovely. Overall quite a good movie.
I thought this was a thought provoking, insightful film in so many different ways.
I agree with Cammo. Bad script and I did turn it off half way through.
LOVED IT! WHAT A GREAT AUSSIE FILM!!!!!!
Oh gosh, such a baaad film. Poor script lets otherwise decent actors down. The horrendously fake American accents almost made me turn it off halfway through, but I perservered expecting something to happen. It never did. Full of cliches, cringeworthy dialogue, and boring cinematography. Really not worth watching.
Very understated but well acted and professionally put together little story. For an Oz film it had very few "amateur hour" moments which was a pleasant change. The background music and photography were great, also understated. Thoroughly recommend this one.
Snippets of life as an Australian uni student, a Vietnamese daughter, a call girl and a girlfriend don't appear to be heading anywhere in particular. But then the strands are cleverly brought together, along with the realisation that life is usually more complex than we want it to be. It's a movie that excellently questions a lot of assumptions.