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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. See more »

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

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$4,300,000 (estimated)
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The film has been described by Bryan Brown as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) meets The Piano (1993). See more »

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Toni: What?
Ned Kendall: You sound like a fucking tart.
Toni: That's because you fuck me like one, you shit!
Toni: How come you never look at me?
Ned Kendall: What?
Toni: How come you never look at my face when we fuck?
Ned Kendall: I love looking at you. You're beautiful.
Toni: Do you love me?
Ned Kendall: I'm marrying you, aren't I?
Toni: You're such a shit. What kind of answer is that?
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Sophie Lowe gives fascinating performance
9 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Ned Kendall (Ben Mendelsohn) has come back to the family home with young wannabe actress Toni (Maeve Dermody) after 20 years of absence. He must come to terms with his dying father Bruce (Bryan Brown), and resolve the death of his twin sister Kate (Sophie Lowe). There he finds his sister Sally (Rachel Griffiths) dutifully taking care of their mean spirited father in their old crumbling farm that is soon to be lost to the bank. Much of this movie goes into flashback mode. It's a much more compelling story in the past due mostly to Sophie Lowe's enigmatic performance. The present story is much more depressed, and it struggles under the weight of buried anger. There is a mystery of the family's past. There are deaths not talked about. The present day needs some more energy.


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