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West (2007)

 |  Drama  |  5 July 2007 (Australia)
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Pete & Jerry are cousins living in Sydney's Western Suburbs, where life consists of drinking, getting stoned, getting in fights and hanging out. But things change forever when Pete and Jerry both fall in love with the same girl.

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Pete
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Jerry
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Cheryl
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Mick
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Blazey Best ...
Bunny
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Doug
Robin Goldsworthy ...
Guy buying drugs
Barry Harrison ...
Kenwood's Mullet Mate
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Kenwood
Emma Jackson ...
Nurse
Adrian Jarrett ...
Angelo
Brendan Krige ...
Kenwood's Nuggety Mate
Daniel Krige ...
Todd
Cameron Lansdowne ...
Kenwood's Tattooed Mate
Tim McCunn ...
Steve
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Living in suburban Sydney, Pete and Jerry aren't just cousins, they're best friends. Jerry falls in love and starts a relationship with Cheryl, though he knows Pete likes her too. Pete, a small-time drug dealer, doesn't understand why Jerry suddenly wants to settle down and make plans (he gets a job at a fast-food place and works for a pittance). Then Pete has to lie low with his dealing for a while because the police are tailing him and Jerry gets him a job at the chicken restaurant. But Pete makes trouble and walks out, losing Jerry his job as well. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Some places can break your heart.

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Pete: Jerry, do you think there's a light at the end of this fucking tunnel?
Jerry: [laughing, drunk] Nah, there's a chicken shop, with a drive-thru, and fucking dickhead's ordering "hawaiian" packs.
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Written by James Tucsok, Daniel Krige and Derek Ling
Performed by Gyve
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Dark, violent and depressing
29 December 2012 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of Australian cinema which often produces low budget but good drama. This is by no means the best it has to offer but is worth a viewing.

The film centres on a small group of friends who appear to be heading toward oblivion. I don't know if the film realistically portrays young Australians realistically or not (probably not) but none of the characters are particularly appealing. I didn't empathise with any of the characters and therefore didn't care what happened to them. However maybe this was the point of the film, so I wouldn't say that was a negative.

Australia has produced some fine actors and while the acting in this is adequate no-one really stands out except maybe for Gillian Alexy.

The film is almost continually dark, violent and depressing along the lines of Requiem for a Dream, so will not appeal to a broad range of people. My wife pretty much hated it. However there were enough memorable scenes to keep my interest and make this worth watching.


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