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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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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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Alibrandia etsimässä  »

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Anthony LaPaglia's character, Michael Andretti, lives in Adelaide, where LaPaglia himself was born. 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 »

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Josie Alibrandi: I have the dubious honour of being Vice-Captain, which is kind of like being runner-up at the Miss Universe beauty pageant. I get to take over if Miss St Martha's becomes ill or gets involved in a sex scandal.
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Finally a decent "love story" with a twist of multiculturism
28 July 2001 | by (Tasmania) – See all my reviews

I don't usually like "love stories" but having read the book and having enjoyed the book, I went along to this movie. Being an Aussie movie was also a highlight for me because I am used to trashy American sop stories. I knew this movie was good because even the meanest movie reveiwers enjoyed it. I came out of it and felt like jumping with joy because FINALLY some movie makers had made a realistic "love tale"!

The fact that the movie also deals with racism, and all those other "isms" (ageism, sexism and so on) raised it up a notch for me. It was THE best Aussie movie I saw that year and probably even just the best movie.

I don't know if everyone would enjoy it, but I think most people would get something out of it.


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