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Why does a 19 year-old girl plot to kill her own father? Katrina Skinner is stuck in suburbia with her toddler daughter and her devoted dad. Her brother Danny is in jail for life for murder. Her mother abandoned her years ago. The neighbors are scared of her. The police can't keep up with her. Nobody can control her but everybody's trying. Her dad won't mind his own business. Katrina misses her brother. She needs money for his appeal. She's bored and she's sick of living with her dad. She's not going to work a day in her life and she knows her dad's not going to help her financially anymore. She's first in line for the family inheritance. All she needs to do now is convince one of her lovers to do the deed and she's never had much trouble getting men to do what she wants. All for the love of her brother. It's John Skinner's funeral, inside the Golden Grove Crematorium. Kat sits on the front pew between her cheeky fiancé Rusty and her toddler daughter Bailee. Her mobile phone ... Written by
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Kenny, are you going to help me get the money for Danny?
My life's fucked, its fucked, its fucked. If you could call it a life.
Danny wants you to do it but he doesn't think you've got the balls. We were laughing about it together.
He doesn't think I can do it you reckon?
He said, "That pissy little ant poofter Kenny." He reckons Rusty'll probably do it before you will.
Danny said that? He called me an ant?
A pissy little poofter ant.
That's bullshit. I wanted to help Danny kill that guy, but ...
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I was very excited to see this film after all the hype, i was also looking forward to a funny, insightful portrait of 'SUBURBAN MAYHEM' especially having grown up in a place like the one depicted in the film.
I was extremely disappointed. I actually found myself bored for the entire length of the film and it only runs for 90mins. I really can't understand how people are saying this is thrilling or a fantastic Austalian film. It is actually very weak, boring with not much mayhem.
I thought Barclay was outstanding but the script and direction was sloppy, the 'documentary' format annoyed me, totally unnecessary.
I can see what was trying to be achieved but the script lacked a real depth and direction and i found the characters to be two dimensional.
I don't know who is at fault here, the direction or the writing, maybe it was both - but somebody missed the mark completely.
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