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Centre Place (2010)

Centre Place is a sophisticated romantic drama featuring Melbourne's style, fashion and culture. Set in the very European boutiques, cafes and bars of Melbourne's inner lane-ways the film ... See full summary »

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Centre Place is a sophisticated romantic drama featuring Melbourne's style, fashion and culture. Set in the very European boutiques, cafes and bars of Melbourne's inner lane-ways the film focuses on the highs and lows of aspiring artist Lizzie Baxter. Lizzie is a lost soul living in denial. At 28, she would prefer to stay in a shallow relationship than take charge of her own life. This is Lizzie's unique story but also the story of an entire generation; living in limbo and not ready to grow up. Desperate for love to be the answer to her problems, Lizzie ignores the truth about her relationship and herself. However, when Simon, her "perfectly rich and perfectly perfect" boyfriend, dumps her on the eve of their departure to Paris, Lizzie's life goes into a tail spin. Her illusions begin to unravel when her estranged father and an old flame re enter her life, forcing her to confront her fears. In the end, Lizzie realizes that she needs to find herself before she is able to find love. ... Written by Anonymous

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Lizzie was looking for change, then change found her.

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A delightful romantic comedy
10 January 2012 | by (Kentucky--United States) – See all my reviews

I just received a screener for this film as I write movie reviews for a small emagazine on the web. I am not particularly fond of romantic comedies and am drawn more to action and horror--and if you check out my other reviews on IMDb, those will bear this statement out--but I know a good film when I see one, and Centre Place is the Real Deal.

It is a wonderfully sweet film about a somewhat self-centered young lady having a hard time finding happiness. When she is summarily dumped by her longtime boyfriend, she goes into crisis. The film is about how she changes her life, and how her friends and family are changed by her.

I enjoyed everything about this film. The acting is pitch-perfect, the cinematography and set design are wonderful, and the music is tremendous. Julia Markovski plays the lead and she is totally captivating as a lost young lady trying to figure out what life has in store for her.

The film will be released on DVD in February and it is well worth purchasing. Highly enjoyable and definitely recommended!


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