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Hotel Sorrento (1995)

R  |   |  Drama  |  14 July 1995 (USA)
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Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg, who has lived in England for 10 years has just written a criticially acclaimed novel ... See full summary »

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Meg Moynihan
Caroline Gillmer ...
Hilary Moynihan
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Pippa Moynihan
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Marge Morrisey
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Wal Moynihan
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Edwin
Ben Thomas ...
Troy Moynihan
John Hargreaves ...
Dick Bennett
Dave Barnett ...
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Peter O'Callaghan ...
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Jane Edmanson ...
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Bill Howie ...
Radio Announcer
Sam Newman ...
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Shane Healy ...
Football Commentator
Phillip Lee ...
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Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg, who has lived in England for 10 years has just written a criticially acclaimed novel which she claims is entirely fictional. The book causes a stir in Sorrento and in her family when it is supected that the book is not as fictional as she claims. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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One sister's desire became the family secret.

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Marge: What's happened is that you've written about all of us. Not just people like you who grew up here, but those of us who came along later. It's our home. Our way of life. The sense we have of ourselves as a people. And they want to take it away and claim it's theirs. You see, I don't believe you really think that this culture is as empty and fatuous as you made out at lunch, because, if you did, you'd never have written "Melancholy." And if you let them get away with it...if you let them pretend ...
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A film for Thinkers
26 January 2007 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film reminded me of 'The Shell-Seekers' and 'Secrets and Lies' and ranks with them both in quality of performances and depth of themes. Those seeking a great plot or action movie will be disappointed, but those interested in a variety of characters in a sweet setting with more than enough to say for themselves - albeit in the Laconic fashion of the Australian idiom - should not be disappointed.

There is intelligent, if indirect, humour in the writing - poking fun at the bored colonial escapee daughters who end up finding themselves to be the cause of everyone's ennui back home. The grandfather's mundane home truths about why they left ('running away from something') are borne out by the eventually revealed family secret. Similarly, the authoress character's assessment of the dominance of the Capitalist ethos over Australian culture is borne out in the cringe-making scene at the closing credits - a slap in the face for the idealistic Press owner friend to Joan Plowright's character who has championed the idea of the great 'coming of age' of Australian culture.

The locations are truly charming with many shots worth framing and the very down-to-earth lifestyle of the inhabitants of the 'Hotel Sorrento' provides a sobering note for anyone taking too great a flight of fancy over it all.


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