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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 »

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Jacob Coote: You get into punch-ups with aspiring models, you wipe your nose with your sleeve... you're my kind of chick. Why are we such a disaster together?
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Features Catch Phrase (1998) See more »

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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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A surprising and fantastic independent film.
8 September 2001 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI (2000) Rating: 9/10

This Australian teen comedy is a must-see. It has a simply honest story about a girl dealing with life, love and finding out her true father. This girl's name is Josie, an Aussy-Italian who is brought blazingly to life by promising newcomer Pia Miranda. The film has plenty of groovy one-liners and characters you can relate to at all times of life. The film is never too funny or never too serious, just about the right mix, while also adding a sprinkle of romance. The script never slows down, unless it's cockling about with Josie's father issue which is still very intriguing and true to life. The film has a great sense of humour to laugh at and with its amazingly detailed characters, and at the end it'll leave a big grin on your face that won't fade quick. Looking for Alibrandi, is a fantastic journey into the life of an Australian-Italian teen, it's not a comedy you may be overly keen to see, but it is not forgotten quickly, guaranteed.


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