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Hotel Sorrento (1995)

R | | Drama | 14 July 1995 (USA)
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
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Dick Bennett
Dave Barnett ...
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Peter O'Callaghan ...
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Jane Edmanson ...
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Bill Howie ...
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Sam Newman ...
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Shane Healy ...
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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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$91,170 (USA)
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Screenwriters Richard Franklin and Peter Fitzpatrick were brother-in-laws. Both won AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards for their screenplay. See more »

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Marge (referring to Australia): Do you think this is a country which honors ordinariness?
Dick: No. Well once...maybe...you know, there was once a time when it was impossible to be different. Anyone with any nouse had to pack up and clear out, but it's not like that anymore. And to keep harking back to it--that's what irritates me about that book. It's just safe territory. It's not going to shake anyone up.
Marge: Well, it's shaken me up. Maybe you don't read between the lines.
Dick: I hate nostalgia.
Marge: It's NOT nostalgia.
Dick: Where are the people ...
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Jerusalem
Words by William Blake
Music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (as Hubert H. Parry)
Performed by The Melbourne Welsh Male Voice Choir
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If you like dialogue without much of a plot you'll like this movie
6 June 2005 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I found it a real task to sit through this film. The sound track was not the best and some of the accents made it difficult to understand what was being said. There was little to move the plot along and often the action simply stopped and there was a prolonged period of conversations which seemed extraneous to the movie. These conversations switched between family groups and the observer was left to try and piece together what the common thread was that tied them together. It is rare that I rate a film this low and do so in this case as the entire viewing experience left me thinking "so what" and "why did I waste my time watching this."


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