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Looking for Alibrandi (2000)

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A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother, the unexpected return of her long-lost father, the ... See full summary »

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Katia Alibrandi
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Sera Conti
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Anton Valavic
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A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother, the unexpected return of her long-lost father, the disapproving nuns at her strict Catholic school, the acceptance of her schoolmates,and romantic dilemmas over two very different boys. Written by Phythian

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Sometimes what you're looking for is closer than you think...

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Alibrandia etsimässä  »

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Senator Barton and his son John were named in reference to Australia's first prime minister, Edmund Barton. See more »

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Josie's hair changes between Black and Auburn throughout the film. Particularly notable when she mistakes a student for John Barton at the train station. Her hair was colored, turns black and is then colored again in the next scene. See more »

Quotes

Jacob Coote: Do you want to go out with me?
Josie Alibrandi: You'd have to meet my mother.
Jacob Coote: I don't meet mothers.
Josie Alibrandi: Well, I don't go out with guys who don't meet mothers.
Jacob Coote: All right, forget it, it was a stupid idea anyway.
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References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

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Nice teen drama...
18 August 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"Looking for Alibrandi" could be labeled as a teen-comedy, but the truth is that genre is rather connected with dumb cheerleaders and quarterbacks full of testosterone, so it would be quite unfair to put "LFA" into that bag, for this is a more serious movie, the characters are not complete idiots and the story deals with matters such as the pressure that parents put on their children when it's time for them to choose a career, or the immigration issue (the main characters are Italian that live in Australia).

In short: it's a kind movie that's been well filmed and with much more quality than the most of the sickly sweet Hollywood products such as "Never been kissed" and stuff.

*My rate: 6/10


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