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Beautiful Kate (2009)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  6 August 2009 (Australia)
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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

Sally Kendall: You want a cuppa?
Toni: Do you like being everyone's slave?... I'm sorry... You just do everything for everyone.
Sally Kendall: No, you're right. Tea's there. You can make it yourself.
Toni: I'm not saying you shouldn't... Don't you get sick of it, though?
Sally Kendall: Sick of what?
Toni: Well, fuck, if it was me, I'd leave the bastards to get on with it.
Sally Kendall: Probably bloody kill each other.
Toni: [Imitating Scarlett O'Hara] Well, Frankly, my dear, I'd risk it... Hmm.
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Going up the Country
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Absolutely stunning
6 July 2010 | by (Iran) – See all my reviews

I look at movies first from the cinematography point of view, And that was what got me in the start, but as the movie went forward, as I saw acting, as I saw story telling I found out that I'm looking at a masterpiece. Somebody recommended Last Ride, I really like Last Ride but this movie is really in a different league. I didn't know who this movie director is(I do this willingly to don't have any predict) and after I finished it I looked at the director's name: Rachel Ward, yeah Rachel Ward's masterpiece. Bryan Brown's acting is the best, i didn't know Sophie Lowe but she is probably an actor(Isn't actress creepy?) to remember her name for the future. Also time dimensions is something touchable in this movie. I highly recommend it if you consider yourself an open mind person, because you should enjoy the kind of passion thats going to get injected to you.


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