Beautiful 2009

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 - …

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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.

MA15+
Strong violence and coarse language

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101mins

Member Reviews

  • It is ambitious and well made, but it never really brings everything together. Still, plenty of good stuff along the way.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • You have to love Aussie movies. This one is good with a fairly sad story though, worth watching.

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