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Beautiful (2009)

After another teenager disappears from the idyllic suburb of Sunshine Hills, Suzy, the girl-next-door of every boy's dreams, persuades Daniel, a fourteen-year-old with an obsessive crush, to help her uncover the truth.

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Mrs. Thomson
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Alan
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Jennifer
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Frank
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Danny
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Suzy (as Tahyna Tozzi)
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Max
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After another teenager disappears from the idyllic suburb of Sunshine Hills, Suzy, the girl-next-door of every boy's dreams, persuades Daniel, a fourteen-year-old with an obsessive crush, to help her uncover the truth.

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Get me some secrets

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, sexual material, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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5 March 2009 (Australia)  »

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Belleza asesina  »

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The film's main poster is a homage to the Stanley Kubrick film Lolita (1962). See more »

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There is a scene with Danny loading film into his camera. Although we never see what speed the film is, when he takes the picture of Max (at night, under a streetlamp), the picture has fine-grain detail, in spite of Danny shooting with no flash, no tripod, and low light conditions. To get that clear a photo, he would have needed to use a low-speed film, which would require a tripod in low-light conditions. A high-speed film would have produced a photo with far more noticeable grain. See more »

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Suzy: When people visit Sunshine Hills, they comment on the beauty, and the serenity. What they don't talk about, is the real theater resides in our minds. I recall the exact moment that our fear was born. It started when the teenage girls in our neighborhood were being abducted. And number 46 - the *bad* house, with an equally dubious history of rape, and murder - very few tenants.
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Unsolved Mysteries
7 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A rather routine risqué thriller that is not quite thrilling and never really risqué. Although, not for lack of trying. We have a "girls gone missing" story with satanic, sadistic, serial killer overtones that are a found in this type of eerie wannabe, but nothing is really resolved (it makes you want to think).

But don't think too much because then it will all be for naught. There are dangling and unanswered major questions that we are to fill in and the ending is too clever for its own good, revealing that it is not that clever after all.

It is gripping enough but ultimately loses it and we are left with unsolved mysteries and dream like disconnects and the result is a good looking film with some artistic touches, but overall it remains something like an urban legend. There is something there, but just out of reality's reach.


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