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When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight.

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Dr. Clements
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Mr. Linton
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Mrs. Maxwell
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Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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Where Were You When Everything Changed?

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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24 February 2012 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£85,841 (UK) (8 April 2011)

Gross:

£85,841 (UK) (8 April 2011)
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The highest grossing Australian movie of 2010, with over $13,000,000. See more »

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When Lee is getting worked on by the doctor his pant leg is cut off, but later as he climbs into the dump bucket he has a full length pant leg again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ellie Linton: We're not going to hold back. Recording it like this, it's um, it's so important to us. I guess it's our way of telling us that things matter. That we mean something. Maybe... some of the things we've done... The friends that we've lost, hopefully it all makes a difference somehow.
[regaining her composure]
Ellie Linton: There's only one way to do this. And that's to go back to where this all began.
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Don't You Think It's Time
Written by K Mitchell
Performed by Bob Evans
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18 February 2011 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

I suppose studios have genre classifications that would put this as "action," with a (Austalian) patriotic flavor. But my own personal genre classification system has this as a teen stereotype movie. Maybe 20-25% of all movies are of this type, even those featuring adults. I credit John Hughes with refining the idea: the story doesn't matter because it is only there to give these kids some place to be.

The important thing is that they start out with the distinct types. In this edition we have four boys and four girls, all played by young adults. You have the jokester, the stoner, the jock, the beauty queen and so on. They are interesting to me only in how these stereotypes differ from the American ones I know.

You have the redhead who is experimenting with sex, but instead of being the fiery one, she is reserved. You have the reserved daughter of some fundamentalists who is unique to Australia in my experience. The happy go lucky guy is separate from the stoner, who is the only one of whom they disapprove. The sexy blond here is unaware that she is.

Other differences: they are quick to go camping to an extremely remote, and quite bucolic, place. The war that they encounter is the Indonesian invasion of Australia, justified by forcing Australia to share their natural resources. The kids fight back as kids from movies anywhere are expected to do, but here the two leaders are girls.

This must have been the pilot for a series because some money was spent on effects. But other than noticing the Aussie twists on the seven basic stereotypes, its a waste of time.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.


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