According to David Stratton in his book 'The Avocado Plantation', "the relatively poor performance of the film can probably be put down to the fact that it was made in the same year as Back to the Future (1985), which is, in some ways, the archetypal time-travel film". See more »
Heart to Heart
Music & Lyrics by McDonald & Stone
Sung by Karen Boddington See more »
A mysterious antique lace collar allows a troubled modern girl to travel back to 19th Century Australia.
Ruth Park's classic Australian book is here given a slightly insipid but enjoyable adaptation. Abigail (Imogen Annesley) is not quite as gutsy and stoic as in the novel, and a few accents are a little shaky, but visually the movie is very true to the book. The squalor of 19th Century Sydney's slum areas are vividly brought to life, using real-life locations that still exist today.
Watch the movie - but give the book a look too.
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