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 ... See full summary »
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
When Jacq and Dan are driving from the airport they cross the Story Bridge. The direction signs above them show they are traveling north, however the airport is ON the north side of the river, so southbound would make more sense. In any case, their destination appears to be around Bardon, which is on the same side of the river as the airport. See more »
[Looking at the pesto Dan just made]
Is that black pepper?
[Takes a bite out of the pesto on a biscuit]
What do you think?
No, it's like a 'grinding' sort of crunchy? Um, did you wash the basil before you used it?
Was I supposed to?
Um, I don't know how to say this but I think your pesto might have actual soil.
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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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