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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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Christina Alibrandi
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Michael Andretti
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Katia Alibrandi
Kerry Walker ...
Sister Louise (Nun)
Pia Miranda ...
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Leanne Carlow ...
Sera Conti
Diane Viduka ...
Anna Selicic
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Michael Gallina ...
Robert
Rosa DiMarte ...
Patrizia
Domenico DiMarte ...
Riccardo
Tyrone Lara ...
Anton Valavic
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Mr. Barton
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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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4 May 2000 (Australia)  »

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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 »

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

Josie Alibrandi: I swear, the phone companies'd go broke if it weren't for the Italians!
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References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

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Veda Rhyddum
Written by Samee Sen Gupta
Performed by POCKET
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Looking in all the right places.

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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