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Somersault (2004)

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New experiences help a young girl learn the differences between sex and love.

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Coming of age: Heidi, 15, runs away from home after her mom sees her kissing mom's boyfriend. She goes to a Snowy River resort where a vague job offer doesn't pan out. She manages to find a place to live and a job at a convenience store. She's between childhood -- nursery rimes and a scrapbook of glittery unicorns - and adulthood - working, sorting out emotions and sexuality, and dealing with social slights and false charges of bad behavior. She's attractive and her loneliness makes her vulnerable. She sleeps with Joe, the son of local ranchers, and she awakens in him feelings he can't express. Is there any way she can put off adulthood and be a kid awhile longer? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Love can turn you upside down.

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16 September 2004 (Australia)  »

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16 лет. Любовь. Перезагрузка.  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$21,566 (USA) (21 April 2006)

Gross:

$91,894 (USA) (23 June 2006)
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Took 7 years to make. See more »

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Joe: You know when you were a kid, did your mum ever used to spray perfume in the air and sort of walk through it?
Richard: [nods]
Joe: She's like that.
Richard: Like perfume?
Joe: No... see, when you leave you still feel her on your skin.
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Nice acting, shame about the story - or lack thereof
2 November 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Beautifully shot and well acted, but as a movie this fails as anything other than a character study, and is frustrating even as that. There is no real plot. The closest you could come to encapsulating what the film is about would be to describe it as a coming-of-age story for the lead character, Heidi. But does she really grow or mature that much? And what exactly is going on with the other character who fills the screen for much of the movie - Joe? We never find out. I'm sorry, but I get the "I'm a country bloke and I have trouble showing me feelings" bit in the first 10 minutes I've seen him on screen. I need a bit more than that to sustain me in such a film that relies on character as much as this one. And there ain't much more. Lots of moody shots of Lake Jindabyne and close-ups of Abbie Cornish internalising her emotions do not a movie make. A story would be nice. That's what most folks want when they pay their $15 to see a movie, and maybe that's why, despite all the awards in a weak field of Australian films this year, this film is failing to get much of an audience through the door.


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