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Love Serenade (1996)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  1 August 1997 (USA)
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In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station. D.J. Ken Sherry arrives from the hustle of Brisbane to run the ... See full summary »

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In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station. D.J. Ken Sherry arrives from the hustle of Brisbane to run the station; he's mid-40s, detached, thrice divorced, hatchet faced. But both sisters next door find him attractive: awkward Dimity, only 20, who works in a Chinese restaurant with few patrons, and perky Vicki-Ann, a hairdresser with a hope chest who invents a happy future with Sherry based on little but his arrival. First Dimity then Vicki-Ann spend the night with Ken, one concluding he's her boy friend, the other her fiance. Then Dimity begins to smell something fishy. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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AUD 3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,853 (USA) (1 August 1997)

Gross:

$579,337 (USA) (12 September 1997)
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During the filming of a scene on a grain silo, stuntman 'Collin Dragsbaek' (doubling actor 'George Shetsov') died when he fell onto a faulty airbag. See more »

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When Ken Sherry asks Albert to leave him in peace at the restaurant, he holds a glass of wine in one shot, and a menu when the shot changes. See more »

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Ken Sherry: With all its shame and drudgery, it is still a beautiful world.
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This movie leaves me shaking my head in disbelief at what I saw and thought I saw
4 August 2001 | by (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) – See all my reviews

Brilliant!!!!! Well deserving of it's Cannes award. Superior acting (by all), directing, set (excellent), costuming, editing, photography (magnificent--transforms what the eye sees into another actor), sound (wonderful--transforms what the ear hears into another actor). The people who did this movie are an extremely talented bunch!

First, what this movie is NOT about: 1) it is not about "how to catch men" 2) it is not a fishing movie. OK, enough of that. This review explores what I learned from the movie and what I perceive to be its message--so be warned.

I just saw this movie on video last night. The title makes it sound like a so-called "chick-flick." True enough, the movie is not for the "emotionally challenged." Most of the action is subtle in the sense that if you don't understand the "language of emotions" you may think it the most boring--and confusing--movie ever made. There is very little conventional movie action. There are very few people in the cast. There is almost nothing happening in the town where it is set. The action is almost all in the world of ideas, feelings, and perceptions. However, the movie is not a soppy, exploitive "feeling fest." From my (male) point of view, it is a targeted message: "there is a line." In discussing the movie with women, I am finding, they all agree: "there is a line." What am I talking about? This movie convinces you "there is a line" beyond which freedom becomes chaos. Most people suspect this in their gut. This movie lays it out for all to see.


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