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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 ...
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Leanne Carlow ...
Sera Conti
Diane Viduka ...
Anna Selicic
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Rosa DiMarte ...
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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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Trivia

There are thirteen tracks on the soundtrack album. Of these, three do not appear in the film - Killing Heidi's "Weir", Happyland's "Don't You Even Know Who I Am" and Lo-Tel 's "Teenager of the Year ". The trailer mentions two of these bands as being part of the soundtrack - Killing Heidi and Lo-tel - though none of their music is heard in the film. The Killing Heidi song is heard in the background of the trailer itself. The version of the song "Teenager of the Year " heard on the film is performed by Brenda Starr. Happyland are also heard performing "Tintarella Di Luna" during the film. 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

[Before getting on a motorbike]
Jacob Coote: You ready?
Josie Alibrandi: Just let me check my bag for ID. I don't want to be named Jane Doe at the morgue.
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References African Manhunt (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Teenager of the Year
Written by Luke Hanigan
Performed by Brenda K. Starr
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Nice teen drama...
18 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Looking for Alibrandi" could be labeled as a teen-comedy, but the truth is that genre is rather connected with dumb cheerleaders and quarterbacks full of testosterone, so it would be quite unfair to put "LFA" into that bag, for this is a more serious movie, the characters are not complete idiots and the story deals with matters such as the pressure that parents put on their children when it's time for them to choose a career, or the immigration issue (the main characters are Italian that live in Australia).

In short: it's a kind movie that's been well filmed and with much more quality than the most of the sickly sweet Hollywood products such as "Never been kissed" and stuff.

*My rate: 6/10


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