A teenager moves in with his 20-something Aunt to finish his final year at school and falls for her house-mate.



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Chris Burns (as Nick Donaldson)
Michael Booth ...
Paul Bishop ...
Mr. Wilkes
Eleanor Logan ...
Tamara Bell ...
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Renae Collett ...
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Serinda Rogers ...
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Cory Robinson ...
Nick Earls ...
Deli Owner
Joshua Donnelly ...
Stoned Kid
Peita McCulloch ...
Blonde Woman (as Peta McCulloch)


Based on the award winning novel by Nick Earls, 48 Shades of Brown, this coming of age comedy is about a 16 year old, Dan, who must choose between going to Geneva with his parents for a year or move into a house with his young Aunt, Jacq, and her roommate, Naomi. He chooses the latter and now, in his final year of school has to come to terms with survival in an adult world and falling in love for the first time. Written by steven

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16 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Australian Pie: Naked Love  »

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The postcards Dan's mother gave him have two 50 cent stamps on them, yet more than $1 postage is needed to send postcards overseas (to Switzerland); the correct price is $1.20. See more »


Jacq: [Looking at the pesto Dan just made] Is that black pepper?
[Takes a bite out of the pesto on a biscuit]
Dan: What do you think?
Jacq: It's crunchy.
Dan: The biscuit?
Jacq: No, it's like a 'grinding' sort of crunchy? Um, did you wash the basil before you used it?
Dan: [Looking confused] Was I supposed to?
Jacq: Um, I don't know how to say this but I think your pesto might have actual soil.
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An enjoyable light comedy with a great soundtrack
4 September 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm sitting here listening to the soundtrack and it's reinforcing my first impression that this film was an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

While it may not deal with typical issues in teenage angst like Donnie Darko/ Brick/ 2.37 or have the solid structure of an Alibrandi/ 10 things/Leo's Romeo, it does approach growing up differently-very gentle and yet it holds your interest and thankfully doesn't cop out in the end.

I have read the book and thought it was better, like most books, because it had the time to deal with Dan's innermost thoughts. There were things that I would have done differently but I imagine that they did not have a big budget on this

This film seems to have two distinct divided camps. I can understand why some may not like it but I don't think it deserves to be completely written off. I gave into its charm and was pleasantly surprised.

I would recommend those who have seen the film to get the soundtrack-it is really worth it. I think I'll go and see it again, seeing that it's "tight arse Tuesday" I'd be really interested in your responses to the music.

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