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Jessica (I) (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  18 July 2004 (Australia)
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Young Jessica is sent to a mental asylum by her rotten family on a false pretense. Her only chance is a down-on-his-luck boozing lawyer.

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Young Jessica is sent to a mental asylum by her rotten family on a false pretense. Her only chance is a down-on-his-luck boozing lawyer.

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Apomeinaria enos erota  »

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Jessica Bergman: [whispers] Fuck You.
Meg Bergman: Jessica swore at me.
Joe Bergman: What did you say to your sister?
Jessica Bergman: [screams] I said "fuck you"!
Joe Bergman: That's not swearing. Swearing is when you don't mean it. She meant it.
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27 December 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Though I only had an extra part I can highly recommend this film as a superb drama. A true story set in colonial Australia in the early 1900's. A very good adaptation of Bryce Courtenay's book "Jessica" (well worth the read) to the screen. Leanna Walsman gives a powerful performance in the title role and Sam Neill as the rummy solicitor gives a fine portrayal, while you'll love to hate Lisa Harrow's character of Jessica's mother, Hester. The realism brought to this film by the excellent cast makes for some very unnerving scenes, especially in the insane asylum. Filmed on locations in and around New South Wales and Sydney.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! ! !


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