6.3/10
297
3 user 6 critic

Bitter & Twisted (2008)

Trailer
2:00 | Trailer
Reviews
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Broken Shore (TV Movie 2013)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An evocative crime thriller that captures the chilling action and sharp wit of Peter Temple's acclaimed novel The Broken Shore. In this gripping adaptation, Detective Joe Cashin uncovers a ... See full summary »

Director: Rowan Woods
Stars: Don Hany, Claudia Karvan, Anthony Hayes
Little Fish (2005)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

Director: Rowan Woods
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An Outback farmer takes in an Afghani woman who has fled from a brothel.

Director: Peter Duncan
Stars: William McInnes, Monic Hendrickx, Milo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Three young Navy officers hit Sydney for one last night on land before being shipped over to the Gulf to fight. Sam has been mistreated at sea and is going AWOL, Dean has a fiancé and the ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Newton
Stars: Ewen Leslie, Toby Schmitz, Matthew Newton
The Mule (2014)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A first time drug mule is caught by law enforcement.

Directors: Tony Mahony, Angus Sampson
Stars: Hugo Weaving, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell
A Place to Call Home (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia.

Stars: Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst, Brett Climo
Biography | Comedy | Drama

The life and times of the late Jim Henson, the man behind Sesame Street and The Muppets.

Director: Michael Gracey
Biography

The life of Charles Ponzi, an Italian immigrant who comes to America in search of the American Dream only to stumble across the scam of the century.

Waiting at the Royal (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Glenda Hambly
Stars: Catherine McClements, Noni Hazlehurst, Josephine Byrnes
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Noni Hazlehurst ...
Penelope Lombard
...
Jordan Lombard
...
Indigo Samvini
Christopher Weekes ...
Ben Lombard
...
Matt Salt
...
Greg Praline
...
Donald Carn
Basia A'Hern ...
Lisa Lombard
Penne Hackforth-Jones ...
Jackie Samvini
...
Lucas
...
Pauline Praline (as Andrea Moore)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeremy Brennan ...
Liam Lombard
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy with drama.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

24 April 2008 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Down in Splendor  »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 220,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Simplicius Waltz
Written by Johann Strauss (mistakenly attributed to Joseph Strauss)
Performed by Joseph Schmidt
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Surprisingly Good
12 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a really wonderful, understated film. The acting was heart-wrenching - especially the actress who plays the mother - and the cinematography had an almost dream like quality to it that kept me on edge for the entire film. Really captures that feel of lonely creepy suburban life well.

The story is nothing special though - a son/brother/boyfriend has died and the family gets torn apart - blah blah. Seen it before so many times. But I thought the way it was done is what helps it stand apart (and must be how it got into some of those huge festivals). There's some amazing moments - like a whirling shot around a park bench where the dead character appears and then disappears all in one take (you'll just have to see it to know what I'm talking about). I still have no idea how that was done. I went back and watched the scene three times to try and figure it out (maybe it's two shots blended I don't know). I gave up on it.

The guy who wrote, directed and acted in this is really somebody to watch. I found this film after reading his "Muppet Man" screenplay that topped this years Blacklist. Was curious to see what else he had done. Apparently he wrote this when he was 20. This is no "Muppet Man" though. But it's still pretty, pretty, pretty good (to quote Larry David).

Anyway - ignore the moaners on here. "Bitter and Twisted" is way better than 99.999999999999% of independent films I've seen over the last few years. I thought it was awesome.


8 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where can i get it? xFloatOn
Copy annavandruken
Best Cast!! keenly
Discuss Bitter & Twisted (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?