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Love in Limbo (1993)

1950's. Gawky teenager Ken Riddle has a wealth of sexual knowledge, but has yet to lose his virginity. Ken is forced to join the workforce after he's thrown out of school for selling ... See full summary »

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Craig Adams ...
Ken Riddle
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Gwen Riddle
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Max Wiseman
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Barry McJannet
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Ivy Riddle
Samantha Murray ...
Maisie
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Uncle Herbert
Leith Taylor ...
Mrs. Rutherford
Jill Perryman ...
Aunt Dorry
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Headmaster
Peter De Bari ...
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Arianthe Galani ...
Mrs. Costanides
Faye Metaxas ...
Mrs. Laventis
Igor Sas ...
Maurice Hosking
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1950's. Gawky teenager Ken Riddle has a wealth of sexual knowledge, but has yet to lose his virginity. Ken is forced to join the workforce after he's thrown out of school for selling explicit drawings to students. At work Ken befriends the rowdy Barry and clashes with his uptight superior Arthur. Meanwhile, smooth ladies man Max Wiseman courts Ken's attractive and available mother Gwen. Written by Woodyanders

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Lust can be heaven. Growing up is hell. And in between is ... Love in Limbo

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An excellent coming of age film
15 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I first saw Love in Limbo playing late on free to air TV about five years ago, and since then it's a movie I'll always remember warmly as one of those films you see and are forever influenced by.

For the uninitiated, Australian film has a long history of making off-beat comedies about lovable losers, and Love in Limbo is a sterling example of this. Whilst Russel Crowe is the only name actor in it (although these days he's all a movie needs), the rest of the Aussie cast is good- he still steals the show as a nervous, nerdy, virgin loser though.

The general premise is a lot like American Pie. A group of friends wanting to get laid and become men. As you'd expect, the entire movie focusses on this (with a sub-plot about the lead's mother and various other incidents), and is full of humorous situations that push it towards the inevitably sweet ending.

If you enjoyed American Pie, don't expect this to be the same- but expect the same conventions to make appearances. Love in Limbo isn't a gross out romantic comedy- but it definitely has its share of laughs, fist pumping moments when the good guy wins, and the situations every guy, Australian or otherwise, can relate to.

See it if you liked: American Pie, Almost Famous. Strengths: Good Aussie cast, easy to relate to, good perve value. Weaknesses: Predictable at points. My Rating: 8 out of 10


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