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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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

The story that Man 1 (Peter Carroll) recounts is "The Thirtieth Year", the title story from a collection of short stories by Ingeborg Bachmann, an Austrian poet/ writer. The collection was published on 1961. 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

Man 1: When a man enters his 30th year people will not stop calling him young
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Version of The House of the Sleeping Virgins (1968) See more »

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Bratan
Written by Paul Corley
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Draw your own conclusions.
23 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

A haunting story that serves its character to its audience on a clean plate. Full of strange characters, all seeking love and connection in different ways.

The good:

A stunning performance from Emily Browning.

Stripped down, any attempt at explaining the characters in this film on screen runs the risk of preaching to the audience.

Provoked a lot of discussion.

This is not Disney's Sleeping Beauty.

The bad:

A very unnerving sexual scene that creeped everyone in the movie theater out (though that might be a good thing).

This type of film certainly isn't for everyone.

This is not Disney's Sleeping Beauty.

The dinner scenes were a little boring.


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