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The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  17 October 1987 (USA)
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During the year 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Austrailia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby... See full summary »

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During the year 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Austrailia 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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Danny's mother draws Aquanita in a Melbourne Cup sweep. The horse ran 3rd in the 1962 Melbourne Cup. A sweep is a competition where each participant pays an entry fee and is given a horse in a race. Prizes are usually paid to the holders of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses. See more »

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When Danny and Freya stand on the line watching the train pass, the crew's image is reflected in the shiny side of the train carriages. See more »

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References The Leech Woman (1960) See more »

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One Hundred Pounds of Clay
Written by Kay Rogers, Luther Dixon and Bob Elgin
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puberty blues
17 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A reluctant nerd approaching the awkward end of adolescence finds his intellectual pursuits in fierce conflict with his awakening lust for a childhood friend from the wrong side of the tracks, who meanwhile is infatuated with a kindred rebel spirit more her own age.

The subsequent rite of passage doesn't stray too far from the patented coming-of-age blueprint (laugher leading to tragedy leading to bittersweet wisdom), bur writer-director John Duigan's affectionate screenplay avoids falling into any sentimental traps, and the isolated Australian outback setting recalls some of the melancholy nostalgia of 'The Last Picture Show'. If not much else the film is a welcome throwback to a time when Australian movie-making meant well-crafted, unpretentious entertainment, before the Down Under film industry devolved to the level of 'Crocodile Dundee'.


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