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Looking for Alibrandi (2000)

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

Goofs

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

John Barton: I'm joining the Young Libs.
Josie Alibrandi: I didn't know you were political.
John Barton: My father's into job security.
Josie Alibrandi: What? Being the leader of the Liberal party?
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References African Manhunt (1955) See more »

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Dead from the Waist Down
Written by Mark Roberts, Cerys Matthews, Paul Jones and Aled Richards
Performed by Catatonia
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One of the best Australian films.
8 May 2000 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

"Looking For Alibrandi" is a great film. It shows what impact culture and family background can have on an Australian girl learning about the world. The movie also points out how important family values are to children growing up in todays society. One characters teenage suicide was an awful example of how the interests of young minds should be respected and the fact that the youth of today should be able to decide on their own futures with the full attention and best wishes of parents. Alot happens in the mind of a teenager, especially in their final year of high-school. Their thoughts and emotions should always be listened to and cared for.


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