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Boundaries of the Heart (1988)

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Stella Marsden
John Hargreaves ...
Andy Ford
Norman Kaye ...
Billy Marsden
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Blanco White
Julie Nihill ...
June Thompson
Michael Siberry ...
Arthur Pearson
John Clayton ...
Sergeant Riley
Robert Faggetter ...
Ted Mason
Vivienne Garrett ...
Freda
Don Halbert ...
Truck Driver #1
Andy King ...
Russell Bandy ...
Lester
Morton Hanson ...
Lester's mate #1
Preston Thomas ...
Lester's mate #2
Beverley Shaw ...
Millie
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australia | independent film | See All (2) »

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Fronteiras do Coração  »

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Heartbreak Hotel
1 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SPOILER ALERT! A small dreary film set in a small dreary Aussie town full of friendly but nosy drunks. A fading beauty and her fugitive celebrity father run the only hotel and bar. Her admirers drifted away as the town shrank, leaving only one bitter ex-suitor. Their tiny world is shaken up by the arrival of two outsiders. A woman stays to marry the father, a man can't wait to escape the now desperate beauty's clutches.

The good: this movie is well written, well directed, well acted. Wendy Hughes and John Hargreaves are excellent as usual. The bad: Sort of an Aussie Last Picture Show, but much less interesting visuals and story. Frankly, the subject matter is a downer. The weird: Considering the fact that this tiny town is surrounded by the vast stark beauty of Western Australia, the movie feels claustrophobic. Bottom line: I'd rather watch Sirens again for the "scenery". This one gets a five because Wendy Hughes is always worth watching.


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