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Lilian's Story (1996)

 -  Drama  -  25 September 1998 (USA)
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For forty years Lilian Singer has been locked up in a 'loony bin' by her father. Her release is eventually secured by her eccentric Aunt Kitty and her brother, John. Lilian starts to carve ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Cracknell ...
Lilian Singer
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John Singer
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Young Lilian Singer
John Flaus ...
Frank
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Head Orderly
Lyle O'Hara ...
Esther
Kate Agnew ...
May
Fiona Press ...
Ruby
Pat Hutchinson ...
Babs
Rachel Szalay ...
Inmate One
Kris Bidenko ...
Inmate Two
Janet Foye ...
Inmate Three
Deborah Foster ...
Inmate Four
Iris Shand ...
Aunt Kitty
Michael Greir ...
Driver of Kitty's Cab
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For forty years Lilian Singer has been locked up in a 'loony bin' by her father. Her release is eventually secured by her eccentric Aunt Kitty and her brother, John. Lilian starts to carve out a place for herself. As she explores Sydney and the people who live and work around her she sees others looking for love. Lilian shows us it is never too late to change your life and that even unusual choices can bring contentment. Written by Anonymous

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$1,220 (USA) (26 March 1999)
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Ruth Cracknell was the one who suggested Toni Collette having been a huge fan of hers since she saw her in Muriel's Wedding. Collette was also a huge fan of Cracknell's and of the show Mother and Son and was excited to hear Cracknell was a huge fan of hers too. See more »

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15 May 2001 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

While I haven't read the novel (which by all accounts is quite good), there is little good to be said of this film. I'm not sure if it was the incoherent flash backs, or the real "Aussie" acting, that most had me reaching for the remote control.

So, unless you are a big Ruth Cracknell fan and can stand the tedium this film has to offer, it is, unfortunately, best forgotten.


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