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Caterpillar Wish (2006)

A young girl's view on belonging and loss.

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Emily Woodbridge
Jamie Black ...
Marc Peterson
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Susan Woodbridge
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Elizabeth Roberts
Philip Quast ...
Carl Roberts
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Joel Roberts
Will Traeger ...
Ewan Roberts
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Mary - Bookshop
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Stephen Knight
Renato Musolino ...
Adrian - Police Officer
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Carrie
Sonara Krix ...
Topless Barmaid
Kate Whitbread ...
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Matilda Whitbread-Phee ...
Katie - Dead Child
Elspeth Ballantyne ...
Mrs. Woodbridge
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A young girl's view on belonging and loss.

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Susan's given up on men. Stephen's given up on life. Elizabeth's given up on marriage. Only Emily believes that they have it in them to change. And she needs them to. See more »

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8 June 2006 (Australia)  »

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Szárnypróbálgatás  »

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AUD 1,400,000 (estimated)
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This is the first film to be funded by the Australian Film Commission's IndiVision Project Lab. See more »

Goofs

Emily rides her bicycle everywhere but does not wear a bicycle helmet. Australian states had all introduced legislation requiring bicycle riders to wear helmets by 1992. As this film appears to be set after then, Emily should be wearing one. It is most noticeable as a goof when Carl Roberts (the police officer) sees her riding without a helmet and does nothing about it. See more »

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Featured in Getaway: Episode #15.17 (2006) See more »

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Plot's a bit clichéd but everything else about this movie is good.
3 June 2006 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

Despite the clichéd, somewhat melodramatic plotting, the characterisation, performances, photography and sets of Caterpillar Wish make this an absorbing and entertaining film about the complexities of life and relationships in a small coastal town. The characters are inflicted with some degree of inarticulateness about their feelings and an inability to acknowledge the big issues in their lives and, although this device can be a bit obvious, the film skillfully builds its dramatic tension from this base. Victoria Thaine is wonderful as Emily, the only person willing to seek a solution to her emotional dilemmas, whatever the cost, and Susie Porter turns in another great performance as her mum, scarred by her past. The photography is beautiful, making the most of the rugged coastal setting and successfully captures the ambiance of small town Australia. I guess this film just struck an emotional chord with me when it could have easily slid into overthetop melodrama or saccharine pap. You could argue that the ending is a bit neat and cheerful, but I'm not adverse to a happy ending from time to time.


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