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An exuberant, sharply satirical comedy about two parentally neglected teenagers who find the courage to believe in themselves

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Lucas Fraccaro ...
Bull (5 years old)
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Angus (5 years old)
Zan Cross ...
Lachie (5 years old)
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Eleeza Hooker ...
Young Gemma
Yesse Spence ...
Jenny (as Jesse Spence)
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Nathaniel Dean ...
Lachie
Stephen James King ...
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Precocious, bohemian teenager Placid Lake, finishes high school and decides to do the one thing that will annoy his new age parents the most--go straight! With a few weeks spent reading a library of self-help manuals, Placid has it all sorted out--and he has the haircut and the cheap suit to prove it. Can Placid Lake retire his rage in the pursuit of beige; embrace conformity and leap on the fast track to corporate success. Will his 'brainiac' friend Gemma be able to talk him out of this economic rationalist madness? And will poor Doug and Sylvia survive the ignominy of having a son with a burgeoning future in insurance? Never underestimate the evil of banality. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Placid Lake isn't your usual rebel. He wants to work in insurance. See more »

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[first lines]
Placid Lake: I try to find the positives in my experiences
Young Placid: [dressed in a frilly dress for his first day of school, and about to be pushed onto the playground by his hippie mother] Mummy, I *can't*.
Sylvia Lake: Darling, just remember you're challenging their pre-conceived notions of sexuality.
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You've not seen funny if you haven't seen this movie.
19 November 2004 | by (Iowa, United States) – See all my reviews

Characters are believable, yet stretched to be perfectly bizarre. I saw the film at an Indie Film Fest at a college where my mum works and the whole room just kept laughing. I thought my sides were going to burst!

This is definitely on my list of favorites now.... I just want to give it a hug.

Oh... you have to see the movie. You just have to. You will be laughing so hard throughout you won't be able to hear half of the lines and you will have to see the whole thing over again. I think i might re-watch it tonight and then have a bunch of people over to watch it again.


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