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An unfocused twentysomething (Peter Fenton) moves in with a former co-worker (Sacha Holder), who is suffering from low self-esteem because of her weight, looks, and a case of eczema. Their ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fenton ...
Gordon
Sacha Horler ...
Cynthia
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Rachel
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Vass
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Leo
Yvette Duncan ...
Molly
Gregory Perkins ...
Raymond
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Cathy
Skye Wansey ...
Helen
Richard Green ...
Dave
Lynette Curran ...
Sexual Health Worker
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Sophie
Paul Lum ...
Darren
Fiona Mahl ...
Darren's Girlfriend
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Skinhead
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An unfocused twentysomething (Peter Fenton) moves in with a former co-worker (Sacha Holder), who is suffering from low self-esteem because of her weight, looks, and a case of eczema. Their relationship is based on unending drink, drugs, and sex. Curiously, though the two are presented in a tender and humorous light that lets the viewer get involved in concerned about their direction. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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22 April 1999 (Australia)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$6,315 (USA) (30 June 2000)

Gross:

$30,432 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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It's Been a Year!
22 February 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews



I don't know who reads these things, but if anybody with any power or clout or interest could please note that this is a great film. Without a doubt much better than THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT or GO! or any other film you can name from last year's SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL.

I was one of the lucky audience members that was exposed to Curan's unique vision. Beauty was found in the most disgusting places.

It's been a year since I've seen this film. A number of my friends have had to read the book (which is available in the US) instead of watching miss Sacha Horler's performance --which apparently won her an award in Australia. Great job!

Please bring this film to America. I don't care if I need to order my own copy... this is not to be missed and, sadly, this entire country has missed out on it.

Thank you for your kind attention.


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