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After the death of a friend, a household of long time friends and family are tossed into the myopic world of grief, where jealousy, betrayal and desire override more polite reactions to death.

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Maria Theodorakis ...
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After the death of a friend, a household of long time friends and family are tossed into the myopic world of grief, where jealousy, betrayal and desire override more polite reactions to death.

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Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Written by Murray Cook (as M. Cook), Jeff Fatt (as J. Fatt), Anthony Field (as A. Field) and Greg Page (as G. Page)
Performed by The Wiggles
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solid TV drama
2 April 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film is OK.

It positions itself safely in the territory of Lantanaland...earnest, frank, emotionally charged and sometimes tawdry.

The shots are uninspired as are the ideas the story is dealing with. Grief is sad....but can we go deeper? Can we dig a bit more and discover something truly perverse or honest about ourselves. Maybe his friends don't really care all that much. Maybe his mother is just a tad less likable. I am not sure. In the end...it all seemed a bit cinematic ally safe.

Everything made too much sense. Everything had been worked over far too much. LIFE is a great film about AIDS. SAFE and POISON are great films too. This is good but feels a bit like movie of the week.


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