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Wish You Were Here (I) (2012)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Flannery
Jeremy King
Nicholas Cassim ...
Jon Canane
Otto Page ...
Max Flannery
Isabelle Austin-Boyd ...
Holly Flannery
Tina Bursill ...
Margie McKinney
Helen King
Pip Miller ...
Jim King
Robbie Hislop ...
Delivery Doctor
Annie Stirling ...
Fiona Press ...
Phillip Hinton ...


Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious disappearance. When Alice's sister Steph returns not long after, a nasty secret is revealed about the night her boyfriend went missing. But it is only the first of many. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia? Written by Production

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Four Went. Three came back. Only one of them knows what happened.


Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for language, some drug content, brief sexuality and violence | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

7 June 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gdybys tu byl  »

Box Office


AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,937 (USA) (7 June 2013)


$45,267 (USA) (21 June 2013)

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13th minute, they are sitting around the table with friends, the man stands up and ask others if they want something more to drink. He takes three bottles in his hands and one under his arm. In the next shot there is no bottle under his arm. See more »


[first lines]
Alice Flannery: So what about you?
[both laugh]
Alice Flannery: Come on, be serious.
Jeremy King: I don't really know.
Alice Flannery: I'd have to think about it. You can go anywhere you want. You can have anything your heart desires. But you can never leave. You're gonna have to stay there forever.
Jeremy King: Forever...
Alice Flannery: Mmm. It's fun, it's like the ultimate fantasy.
Jeremy King: I'd stay here then.
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25 November 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I know I'm a bit biased when it comes to the savants behind the Aquarius Films and Blue-Tongue Films collective but I can't help it: these guys are just too damn good!

Wish You Were Here is an emotional roller-coaster that explores the varying reactions of human beings when they are faced with turmoil. Felicity Price (co-writer with husband Kieran Darcy- Smith) plays Alice, a pregnant, formidable mother who discovers after returning from holiday in Cambodia that her husband, Dave(Joel Edgerton) had an affair whilst on the trip. It is the who rather than the how that causes the most drama as the "other woman" was Alice's younger, crazier sister Stef(Teresa Palmer). This love-triangle drama is framed by the wittingly suspenseful disappearance of Stef's new boyfriend, Jeremy(Antony Starr), who vanishes during their final days in Cambodia seemingly without a trace.

Darcy-Smith (DS) and the crew behind WYWH play the audience brilliantly: from their calculating publicity strategy to play up the disappearance of Jeremy over the main drama revolving around Dave and Alice's strained relationship; to the eventual unfolding of the film's overall story which happens as if pages of a book had been torn from the spine and fluttered on the ground, only for the reader to read them in whatever order he found them. It is a brilliant way to tell films that turns the traditional circular narrative completely on its head. DS and Felicity Price have a delightful way of writing which encourages the audience to view the narrative from all points of view. When you believe you have sided with one character, something happens next to completely change your allegiance and before you know it, you're rooting for the other side.

The cast of this film is also well selected however, I believe some characters (and their corresponding actors) were downplayed a little too much for instance, the character of Stef and our lack of ability to experience her pain and grief and the loss of her new love. Of course, this is all done within reason which the viewer discovers towards the end of the film when we find out that Jeremy and Stef were only new flames, not old embers like Alice and Dave which, whilst it sounds cruel to say, doesn't encourage the audience to feel as sympathetic for their romance being cut short considering it only lasted 6 weeks. Still, Teresa and Antony both give it their all despite their limited screen time which only adds to Joel Edgerton and Felicity Price's performances who play their characters effectively and with a great sense of knowledge about the inner workings of their characters' minds. Its very difficult to watch actors who are inwardly judging their own roles but there is none of that from these two leads. This may come down to Felicity's affiliation with the story from the writing stage but at lot more can be attributed to her as a great actress, as it can with Joel and his capabilities.

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