Summer Coda (2010)

Summer Coda
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Coarse language and drug use

Director: Richard Gray
Actors: Rachael Taylor, Alex Dimitriades, Cassandra Magrath, Nathan Phillips, Kate Bell, Jacki Weaver, Angus Sampson, Susie Porter

Having grown up with her mother in Nevada, Heidi (Rachael Taylor) hasn't spoken to her father since she was seven. Now a young woman, haunted by his memory, she returns to Australia seeking closure. Travelling to her hometown on a shoestring, Heidi is forced to hitch-hike and busk for cash. Her talent on the violin gains the attention of handsome orange grove owner Michael (Alex Dimitriades), who offers Heidi a ride. Both are initially guarded, but an unexpected connection soon blossoms. Fleeing to Michael's orange grove after a family reunion turns sour, Heidi finds the escape and camaraderie she craves. Whilst Michael seems conflicted over Heidi's presence, it's picking season and he is soon immersed in the colourful surrounds and offbeat characters of the arriving citrus pickers. However, when Heidi drops her guard and reveals her feelings, Michael struggles to reciprocate, his wit and charm masking a tortured soul. As the past unravels, Michael and Heidi are forced to confront the future, discovering that their lives and secrets are better shared.

DVD
Status: QuickPick
Run time: 113mins
Origin: AUSTRALIA
Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Member Reviews (22)

Mary B
says
A really great Aussie movie. Enjoyed it, recommend it.
Posted Monday, 6 January 2014 See my other reviews
Well acted and shot but the plot and pacing are a let down.
Posted Sunday, 17 February 2013 See my other reviews
L Tyler
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Another good aussie movie. Was a bit puzzled on how the "Summer Coda" piece of music tied in with the the movie though........
Posted Tuesday, 14 February 2012 See my other reviews
Mamaluchka
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Very enjoyable story with some surprises. Humour and depth combined very successfully. I loved the unusual mix of both main characters and what a relief that we don't have to endure long lovemaking scenes, which should be classified as soft porn! Very satisfying viewing for those who love a little bit of romance thrown in the mix!
Posted Thursday, 8 December 2011 See my other reviews
lori
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enjoyed it
Posted Tuesday, 8 November 2011 See my other reviews
Keith Weymouth
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Found this a good Australian Story and well acted. Would recommend to others.
Posted Monday, 31 October 2011 See my other reviews
Lavinia
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I enjoyed this movie, some may find this movie slow, but I didn't mind, great to see some authenticity added with real Australian town names used instead of ficticious ones, makes the viewer feel connected especially when you have been to these places.
Posted Monday, 17 October 2011 See my other reviews
JennyK
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A nice Australian movie, with highs and lows, but a bit slow, but entertaining.
Posted Sunday, 7 August 2011 See my other reviews
sharna
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no storyline couldn't watch it all
Posted Monday, 25 July 2011 See my other reviews
CAROL
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EXCELLENT MOVIE
Posted Sunday, 26 June 2011 See my other reviews
mcmanp
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Some of the worst aspects of Australian film-making are on display here: over-use of the wide shot, exposition through dialogue rather than drama, over reliance on music for emotional impact, uninteresting characters, strained and unrealistic plot and dialogue.
Posted Wednesday, 22 June 2011 See my other reviews
sue k
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An enjoyable Aussie movie which has been well cast.Set in the Riverina District..I could almost taste the Oranges.The movie did seem a little on the long side and the story itself is somewhat familiar but never the less it was easy to watch and kept me entertained and I loved the scenery
Posted Friday, 17 June 2011 See my other reviews
john west
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nice, australian movie...... great to see alex dimitriadis in a film.....
Posted Tuesday, 17 May 2011 See my other reviews
sonvalley
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Slow at start but a nice movie.
Posted Tuesday, 10 May 2011 See my other reviews
JenP
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This was a very lovely Aussie film which probably deserved to do better at the box office. The pace is slow and comfortable, with some geniunely funny and touching moments. A good cast offer a glimpse into the lives of two different characters.
Posted Monday, 2 May 2011 See my other reviews
amanda
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unbelievebly boring , slow paced and non happening movie so disappointing when it has such good actors cast in it worst aussie film ive seen in years
Posted Thursday, 28 April 2011 See my other reviews
HOB
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Loved this romantic feel good film! Fantastic
Posted Thursday, 24 March 2011 See my other reviews
Tate
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I agree with other reviewers - the film is so slow - watching paint dry would be faster and probably more enjoyable. There was virtually NO story???? Shockingly obvious acting (Rachael Taylor) and a dreadful script. i turned it off after half an hour then went back later and tried watching again. I did watch to the end to see if anything actually happened of note, but nothing... I was going to give one star but on reflection and given that it is so painfully bad i think a no star review is warranted.
Posted Thursday, 17 March 2011 See my other reviews
Anita L.
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I wanted to see this because it's an Aussie movie. Unfortunately I won't be recommending it to anyone. I found it slow and boring. Nice to see bits of the countryside, but that's about all.
Posted Monday, 14 March 2011 See my other reviews
Ballinaboy
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One of the best Australian films I've seen in ages,its a shame that not a lot of people will get to see it.Keep in mind it is a romantic film and you have to like that kind of movie.
Posted Monday, 7 March 2011 See my other reviews
nola b
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painfully slow, tedious, can't think how this film got finance. Sorry to bag an Australian film, but cannot honestly recommend anyone to waste any of their lives watching.
Posted Monday, 7 March 2011 See my other reviews
Jarrod
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Badly written and acted. Excruciatingly awkward. Nice photography though.
Posted Wednesday, 5 January 2011 See my other reviews