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Somersault (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 16 September 2004 (Australia)
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A young girl flees her hometown and arrives in the Australian Alps, where new experiences help her learn the differences between sex and love.

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41 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Adam
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Nicole
Alex Babic ...
Brian the barman
Elizabeth Muntar ...
Ticket Vendor
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Guy
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Sean
Joshua Phillips ...
Josh
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Joe
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Stuart
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Roy
Bruce Ross ...
Staring Man
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John Sheerin ...
Pat
Anne-Louise Lambert ...
Martha (as Anne Louise Lambert)
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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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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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16 September 2004 (Australia)  »

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16 лет. Любовь. Перезагрузка.  »

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Opening Weekend:

$82,418 (Australia) (10 September 2004)

Gross:

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

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When Joe pours hot water onto the icy windscreen of his car, no steam appears. 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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Referenced in At the Movies: 25 Years of Margaret & David (2011) See more »

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The Loved One
Written by Rob Lovett (as Lovett), Ian Clyne (as Clyne) and Gerry Humphrys (as Humphries)
Performed by The Loved Ones
Mushroom Music Publishing
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Australia
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Very well done
13 June 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Although slow to start I found I became increasingly involved in the story (young girl finding out what's appropriate in life and love) as the characters lives unfolded. By the end I was totally hooked. There might have been an attempt to show too many facets of the Australian character in this movie, but, in the end I didn't mind because the characterizations were so good. Rare to find in any movie. Was also nice to enjoy some good acting from unknown faces and excellent cinematography - the film had a great look - pale blue/white and red, and good editing. Don't be put off by the negative comments in other reviews, I know I shouldn't say this, but I think they've missed the point :)


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