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Release Date:
5 March 2009 (Australia) See more »
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Get me some secrets
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Interesting, but not highly memorable See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Deborra-Lee Furness ... Mrs. Thomson

Peta Wilson ... Sherrie

Aaron Jeffery ... Alan

Asher Keddie ... Jennifer

Erik Thomson ... Frank

Sebastian Gregory ... Danny

Tahyna Tozzi ... Suzy

Socratis Otto ... Max
Laura Trevor ... Amanda Howatt
Joe Meldrum ... Boy Playing Cricket
Corey Boutwell ... Boy Playing Cricket
Nat Nilson ... Boy Playing Cricket
Ben Cosh ... Boy Playing Cricket
Harris Goudas ... Boy Playing Cricket
Jess Bosisto ... Girl on Roller Skates
Tori O'Neil ... Girl on Roller Skates
Paige Adey ... Girl on Roller Skates
Sarah Reynolds ... Girl on Roller Skates
Dieter Kosiol ... Man Watering the Garden
Kym Lansell ... Jenni Welles
Jo Nauman ... Teresa Fields

Adam Schmerl ... School Boy

Alex Williamson ... Bully
Henry Harding ... School Boy
Blake Burrell ... School Boy
Oliver Shelgrove ... School Boy
Emma Hills ... School Kid Walking Home
Sarah Warendorf ... School Kid Walking Home
Rory Bird ... School Kid Walking Home
Joel Mackenzie ... Tony
Liam Goodes ... Baby Daniel
Sheree Field ... Friend at the Bar
Mary Tsoubarakis ... Friend at the Bar

Lynda-Maree Gerritsen ... Friend at the Bar (as Linda Marie Gerritsen)
Tereska Hart ... Friend at the Bar
Brooke Rickman ... Waitress
Sarah Stephens ... Barmaid
Michael Phillipou ... Guy at the Bar
Adam Tann ... Couple at the Bar
Cheryl Loveday ... Couple at the Bar
Murray Hamblin ... Bar Crowd
Janina Preganbe ... Bar Crowd
Ainsley Fairhead ... Bar Crowd
Daniel Binks ... Police Officer at the Station
Lynn Walters ... Police Officer at the Station
Rosie Denny ... Street Prostitute
Samantha Knigge ... Street Prostitute
Sasha Branikov ... Street Prostitute
Stacey Littler ... Street Prostitute
Jemma Wheeler ... Street Prostitute

Rebekah Rimington ... Mrs. Howat
Paul Keldoulis ... Mr. Dispina
Hannah Cossutter ... Eldest Dispina Daughter
Lauren Mackay ... Middle Dispina Daughter
Tayla Goddard ... Youngest Dispina Daughter
Lincoln Jeffries ... Couple in Lounge Room
Danielle Candida ... Couple in Lounge Room
Ric Mepsted ... Old Man Watching TV
Kristi-Lee Kalendra ... Naked Woman Ironing
Lisa Benz ... Supermarket Shopper
Gianna Guttilla ... Supermarket Shopper
Jean O'Flaherty ... Supermarket Shopper
James Gardiner ... Supermarket Shopper
Erin Chaplin ... Supermarket Shopper
Louis Jamal ... Supermarket Attendant
Susan Craig ... Clinic Receptionist
Maggie Medlin ... Patient in Waiting Room
Tess O'Flaherty ... Patient in Waiting Room
Ambrae Jamae ... Doctor
Valdis Andersons ... Surgeon
Brendan Dodds ... Anaesthetist
Phillipa Cape ... Nurse #1
Leona Hermann ... Nurse #2
Randy Burns ... Criminal
Tony Avery ... Criminal
Tony Saska ... Criminal
Summa Edwards ... Tortured Woman / Denise Hobson
Chris Martin ... Police Officer #1
Peter Rossi ... Police Officer #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Connelly ... Extra - Police Officer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dean O'Flaherty 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dean O'Flaherty 

Produced by
Kate Butler .... post-production producer
Matt Hearn .... executive producer
Elene Pepper .... co-producer
Kent Smith .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Kent Smith 
 
Film Editing by
Marty Pepper 
Dale Roberts 
 
Casting by
Wizzy Evans 
 
Production Design by
Robert Webb 
 
Art Direction by
Tuesday Stone 
 
Makeup Department
Justin Dix .... special effects makeup supervisor
Michelle Morrisson .... makeup artist
Suzie Warhurst-Steele .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marshall Crosby .... first assistant director
Mark Knight .... second assistant director
Marty Pepper .... second unit director
Natasha Phillips .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
William Dim .... set dresser
Kylie Lawson .... scenic painter
James Mellor .... art department attachment
Obie O'Brien .... standby props
Richard Trayling .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Russell Alexander .... foley recordist
Marco Arlotta .... boom operator
Duncan Campbell .... sound assistant
Vanessa Carr .... sound assistant
Adrian Medhurst .... foley artist
Adrian Medhurst .... mix assistant
Peter D. Smith .... dialogue editor
Peter D. Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Martyn Zub .... re-recording mixer
Martyn Zub .... sound designer: supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording technician
Jorge Arturo Hernandez Ruiz .... visual fx
Marty Pepper .... colourist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcus Bosisto .... key grip
Maxx Corkindale .... second assistant camera
Jason Ellson .... director of photography: additional material
David Gregan .... third electrician
Daniel Guerra .... still photographer
Aaron Gully .... camera operator
Russell Marrett .... first assistant camera
Louis Puli .... Steadicam operator
Darcy Sullivan .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Jenny Wardrop .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kim Green .... music licensing
Bryce Jacobs .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
George Adams .... completion guarantor
Jamie Bialkower .... distribution consultant
Roger Brewitt .... completion guarantor
Mark Kraus .... production accountant
Chad Leader .... production accountant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing violent content, sexual material, language and some nudity
Runtime:
Australia:97 min
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The film's main poster is a homage to the Stanley Kubrick film Lolita (1962).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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The film is set in Australia and shot in Australia but
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, but not highly memorable, 26 September 2010
Author: Argemaluco from Argentina

I was interested in watching Beautiful because I generally like Australian cinema very much.As well as other countries, Australia tends to take the most popular genres from Hollywood, but with a different and particular taste which makes them seem like something new.And one of the formulas it best interprets is the "suburban thriller", as we can see on the excellent films Lantana and Alexandra's Project.Beautiful counted with some elements to be an addition to that group: an unresolved mystery, idyllic characters full of sinister secrets, and solid performances; but the screenplay has various fails, and even though the final result is interesting, it did not leave me completely satisfied.

The dark side of the suburbs has been a fashionable topic since mid-20th century, and some filmmakers have used it with brilliant results.However, Beautiful repeats the most basic features from the sub-genus, and it ends up bringing a simultaneously confusing and a bit predictable story, where the "surprise ending" is truly unexpected...but not because it is particularly ingenious, but because it comes out of nowhere, at the same time it leads to the destiny I had been suspecting from some time before.

Nevertheless, I liked this film, specially because of the performances.Sebastian Gregory brings a credible and detailed performance; I hope to see him in more movies.Tahyna Tozzi shows a good scenic presence and a facility to say pretty much with economy of expression.And the underrated Peta Wilson also made a competent work as a housewife.

In conclusion, despite the fails from the screenplay, I found Beautiful to be interesting and entertaining, but not very memorable.Nevertheless, I think it deserves a recommendation, mainly because of the performances and the good atmosphere achieved by director Dean O'Flaherty.

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