At 2:37, someone commits suicide in the school lavatory. The day is told up to that point from the viewpoint of six different students.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sweet ...
Sam Harris ...
Charles Baird ...
'Uneven' Steven
Joel Mackenzie ...
Clementine Mellor ...
Sarah Hudson ...
Mr. Darcy
Amy Schapel ...
Chris Olver ...
Camille Qurban ...
Olivia Furlong ...
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A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a tragedy will occur, affecting the lives of a group of students and their teachers. As the story unfolds, the individual stories of the six teenagers are revealed, each with its own explosive significance. An unwanted pregnancy unravels a terrible, dark secret; all is not as it appears for the seemingly confident school football hero; an outcast must deal with everyday taunts from his peers; a beautiful young girl battles an eating disorder; a stellar student constantly struggles to win his parents' approval; while another uses drugs to escape from his own demons. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

17 August 2006 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

2:37 - Two Thirty Seven  »

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AUD 1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The opening scenes of trees in the skies full of leaves were derived from the fact that a camera operator left the steadicam switched on and it filmed some tree-tops. The shots looked great so some crew went back and shot some more leafy sky footage. See more »


Sean: My mum got me a Husky last week.
School Counsellor: Oh yeah, how is it?
Sean: I cut it's fucking throat.
[pause, then Sean laughs]
Sean: Nah, just kidding, it's good.
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End credits start with: Dedicated to my dear friend Kelly Born February 7th - 8:34pm Died September 3rd - 2:37pm See more »


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frighteningly real
23 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

2:37 succeeds admirably at showing us what Australian teenagers feel and don't say. These are the stories of real kids and I think we would be naive to think otherwise. The only new thing 2:37 really brings us is an Australian point of view. We often watch troubled American children but often fail to link the same problems to our own teens. Executed with clever and artful cinematography, I did however (upon immediate recognition of the disappointing final song) find the musical direction lacking in sophistication. I applaud the fabulous casting of this film. These are regular looking Aussie kids who invite plenty of sympathy because of this. Great performances all round and you can't top Gary Sweet, this film made me remember why sometimes high school sucked and unless you're squeamish, or you like to leave with warm and fuzzies, go and see 2:37.

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