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Sleeping Beauty (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 2 December 2011 (USA)
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A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.

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Bridgette Barrett ...
Dinner Waitress
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Hannah Bella Bowden ...
Dinner Waitress
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Alan Cardy ...
Dinner Guest
Peter Carroll ...
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Driver
Benita Collings ...
Dinner Guest
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Cook
Eden Falk ...
Thomas
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Train Riding Hairdresser
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Sophie
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Guy with Ticket
Robin Goldsworthy ...
Flatmate
Vernon Hayman ...
Dinner Guest
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Storyline

Lucy is a university student who is working a number of jobs. She volunteers at a research lab, works at a coffee shop, and as a photocopy clerk in an office. She responds to an advertisement and embarks on an erotic freelance job in which she is required to sleep in bed alongside paying customers. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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2 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beleza Adormecida  »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 70,204 (Australia), 26 June 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,207, 4 December 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,710

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$435,468
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Emily Browning replaced Mia Wasikowska who dropped out to do Jane Eyre (2011). See more »

Goofs

When giving the credit card number to her mother she says it's a Visa card, but the first number she gives is five. All Visa cards start with four; it is MasterCard that starts with five. See more »

Quotes

Clara: A shower always works wonders.
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.18 (2011) See more »

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Written by Deniz Tek (as D. Tek) and Warwick Gilbert (as W. Gilbert)
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Pretentious nonsense
18 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Australian dramas mostly fall into two broad camps - great crime- dramas, eg Animal Kingdom and Snowtown, or pretentious crap, eg Jindabyne. Sleeping Beauty is one of the latter, and it takes pretentious crap to levels of pretense and craptacularity usually only the French can muster.

No real point to the movie at all. Plot's initial idea is to shock the audience, and even that feels dull and drawn out, reminding me of Eyes Wide Shut. After that it just drifts around and goes nowhere.

Performances are generally unconvincing and dull, in keeping with the plot. Emily Browning was miscast in the lead role (though every other actress out there should be thanking their lucky stars that they don't have this on their CV).

Avoid at all costs. It will save you nearly two hours of your life.


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