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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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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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The novel "Looking for Alibrandi" is the most stolen book from Australian high school libraries. See more »

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Christina was conceived in 1945, so born no later than 1946. She had Josie when she was seventeen years old, meaning Josie was born in early 1965 at the very latest (most likely earlier). Josie is seventeen in the film, which would point to a setting around 1980 (give or take). However, several things - costumes, use of mobile phones, musical references, city features, various props and decor items - come from around the turn of the century, some twenty years later. 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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Zadok, the Priest
Music by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
Performed by the Sydney Chamber Choir
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Looking in all the right places.
22 April 2001 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

Okay, so firstly this is a fine Australia film. What that means is that it is quirky, memorable, identifiable and just a great way to spend an hour or so. Don't expect big names, well outside of Australia, and don't expect guns, car chases, FX, or your typical Hollywood blaise. This film goes to prove that the simple story of a girl looking for who she is in the world, can still bring a tear to ones eye.

Secondly, for the ladies, if you are looking for a good "chick-flick" you can hardly go wrong. And for the lads, Pia epitamises the "girl next door" look.

Lastly, if you haven't experienced a good Aussie movie and don't fancy a youthful Mel Gibson, why not give this movie a go. I highly recommend it.


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