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
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The novel "Looking for Alibrandi" is the most stolen book from Australian high school libraries. See more
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
Do you want to go out with me?
You'd have to meet my mother.
I don't meet mothers.
Well, I don't go out with guys who don't meet mothers.
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 See more