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Burning Man (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 17 November 2011 (Australia)
An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.

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Tom
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Sarah
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Karen
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Sally
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Jack Heanly ...
Oscar
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Lesley
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Carol
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Lisa
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Darren
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Brian
Garry McDonald ...
Dr. Burgess
Lech Mackiewicz ...
Blind Man
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Constable Judith Higgs
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Dr. Allen
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Sarah Keaton has just passed away following a difficult bout of cancer. She is survived by among others her loving executive chef/restaurateur husband, Tom Keaton, and their eight year old son, Oscar Keaton. The end of the Keatons' marriage was difficult not only because of the cancer itself, but also because they had divergently different views on treatment, and because her early prognosis was positive leading to both not treating the news of her imminent death well. Tom copes recklessly, irresponsibly and angrily in his grief, manifested by among other things indiscriminate casual sex with a multitude of partners. Also negatively affected by Tom's actions is Sarah's sister, Karen, who feels she needs to be the responsible one, especially as Oscar is often a casualty of Tom's irresponsibility. Many of the Keatons' friends and colleagues try to be there for Tom in any way they can, including Miriam, a therapist who is more a friend of a friend. Tom may have to go through much pain ... Written by Huggo

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friend | grief | cancer | marriage | pain | See All (274) »

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Don't Go So Far Out That You Can't Find Your Way Back

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Drama | Romance

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O antras pou kaigetai  »

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AUD 9,000,000 (estimated)
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Miriam: -Be careful that you don't go so far out that you can't find your way back.
Tom: -What if I don't want to get back?
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Written and performed by Roger Mason
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getting tired of temporal roulette
31 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Tom Keaton (Matthew Goode) is struggling with a mess of sexual encounters with various women after the death of his wife Sarah. He is estranged from his son Oscar. He's a top chef in a chic restaurant.

The acting is good here. The reason for his dysfunction is compelling. However, many movies nowadays think they need the added tension of shredding the time line. They think they need to confuse the viewers so they have the added tension of trying to figure out the storyline. Instead, they should have the confidence in the story to allow it to unfold. Sure flashbacks may be preferable to a strictly linear time line but there's no need to put the film thru a blender.


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