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Tan Lines (2005)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 2006 (Australia)
From the sun-drenched beaches of Australia comes this sexy coming-of-age romance. Cute teen Midget Hollow (Jack Baxter) wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. ... See full summary »

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From the sun-drenched beaches of Australia comes this sexy coming-of-age romance. Cute teen Midget Hollow (Jack Baxter) wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening. As his lusty romance with the dark-eyed Adonis is soon discovered, Midget has to navigate between his friends' reaction and his newfound love all while growing up during a hot summer of fun in the sun! Written by RM

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awful is too kind a word for this flailing Aussie angst-fest
11 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

It would be difficult to imagine a worse plot, crummier script, sloppier direction or more lack-lustre acting (but I don't blame the actors).

Tan Lines pushes the envelope only in terms of what a viewer is willing to put up with in an effort to support queer cinema.

There's some very careless film-work e.g. with the reflection of camera crew in clear view in one indoor night shot.

No budget is so small that it would excuse what we see here as the final edit.

The technical quality of the DVD is particularly low - but I'm guessing it is as good as it would ever get.

The storyline is pure farce mixed with a liberal dash of the absurd. The intention is supposedly to tell a gay teen surfer's coming of age story, but the characters are simply not believable - and they're all terminally morose. This film has far too much teen angst and far too little heart.

Only "Crazy Richard" gives "Tan Lines" a run for its money as the all time worst Australian film.


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