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Beautiful Kate (2009)

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A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While ... See full summary »

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A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While back home, Ned starts having memories of his beautiful twin sister and himself when they were children. These memories awaken long-buried secrets from the family's past. Written by IMDbDon

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The past is always present.

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

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6 August 2009 (Australia)  »

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$4,300,000 (estimated)
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First feature film to be directed by actress and short-film director Rachel Ward. See more »

Quotes

Ned Kendall: She's an actress. She doesn't wear clothes.
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 29 July 2010 (2010) See more »

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If you're happy and you know it
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Sung by Kate at the dam
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Good, not great.
9 December 2012 | by (Kilkenny, Ireland.) – See all my reviews

I have mixed feelings about this one. It gives a real taste of the harshness of outback farm life in Australia, and it is certainly well directed and produced. The acting performances are convincing, though the character of Toni seems a little over the top, or even unnecessary to the story. Speaking of which; the story is the weakness here. What could have been a psychological drama tracing taboo desires and their roots is instead allowed to develop into a father vs son struggle that we've seen too many times before.

Overall: dark, fascinating, challenging, but let down in the end by a plot without the depth to really carry it over the line. Worth watching though.


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