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The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 17 October 1987 (USA)
In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off... See full summary »

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In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off a chain of events that irreversibly changes the lives of everyone involved. Written by Jojo Mac

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It was incredible. It was the year that changed everything. Forever.

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A bodgie was a term used to describe a male member of a particular youth sub-culture in Australia from the end of the Second World War until the early 1960s. See more »

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The police car driven by the police Sergeant is an XP Ford Falcon which were produced from March 1965 to September 1966. They did not exist in 1962. See more »

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References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

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I Remember You
Written by Victor Schertzinger and lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Well worth it
29 April 2003 | by (Champaign, IL) – See all my reviews

Australia seems to have an incredible knack for turning out beautiful films about real life situations fraught with meaning and mystery. This one is no exception. Like the Peter Weir classic _Picnic at Hanging Rock_, the landscape seems to come alive on the screen, and the sense of Australia's isolation does as well.

What I especially liked is that many of us (myself included) can empathize with Danny, but he's not perfect. The film really gets across the pain of falling for someone that you can never have. Trevor also embodies the kinds of guys that inexplicably attract strong-willed women like Freya. Despite the fact that one might not like his character, he's shown to have genuine feelings for Freya, and to be somewhat understanding of Danny. The major strength of the film is that the characters are fully fleshed out, with their own virtues and vices.

Instead of watching the cruddy teen movies that Hollywood churns out nowadays, give this one a try.


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