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Brent was once a happy teenager, until the day he accidentally drove his father’s car into a tree to avoid killing a man in the road. Unfortunately, the accident killed his father who sat in the passenger seat. Now, six months later, Brent is a shell of his former self; he mopes and broods, even when his girlfriend Holly is around.

One day after school, a shy girl nobody seems to like, named Lola, asks Brent to the end of school year dance, and he declines because he’s taking Holly. The only thing is that Lola doesn’t take well to rejection from boys she has crushes on…

The writing and directing debut of filmmaker Sean Byrne, The Loved Ones is an intense drama about a small band of outsiders in an Australian high school. The simple story uses at its core an interesting inversion of the usual population of high school students, »

- Derek Botelho

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