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Suburban Mayhem (2006)

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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... See full summary »

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Philippe Ayoub ...
Sergeant Harris (as Phillip Ayoub)
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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 Alice Bell

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Rated R for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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26 October 2006 (Australia)  »

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AUD 4,000,000 (estimated)
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Alice Bell was Emily Barclay's body double for the film. Driving, texting and snorting cornflour instead of speed. See more »

Quotes

Katrina: Kenny, are you going to help me get the money for Danny?
Kenny: My life's fucked, its fucked, its fucked. If you could call it a life.
Katrina: Danny wants you to do it but he doesn't think you've got the balls. We were laughing about it together.
Kenny: He doesn't think I can do it you reckon?
Katrina: He said, "That pissy little ant poofter Kenny." He reckons Rusty'll probably do it before you will.
Kenny: Danny said that? He called me an ant?
Katrina: A pissy little poofter ant.
Kenny: That's bullshit. I wanted to help Danny kill that guy, but ...
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La Boheme - Che Gelida Manina
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by David Hobson
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31 July 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I completely agree with you. I saw this film at Canne a few months ago and was very surprised that it made it into the film festival. It was by no means up to the quality of the other films in the festival and there was a great deal of shock after the screening from audience members who were really surprised at the less than average quality of the film. I think the film was written by first time screen-writer Alice bell, and it really shows. The script, direction, and performances are really not up to scratch. I agree and was also surprised that this film got commissioned. I have seen some very good Australian films recently, most notably The Proposition and Look Both Ways and was looking forward to yet another quality Australian product. Unfortunately though, Suburban Mayhem just doesn't cut it.


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