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Is This the Real World (2015)

Forever Young. Mark Blazey is a high school kid who's going to stay young. Even if it kills him.
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In the real world you can't just do what you want. In the real world you have to compromise. Mark Blazey does not want to live in the real world. Living in a semi-industrial coastal town, seventeen-year old Mark is a smart kid from a chaotic family who has just thrown away a scholarship to a private school and found himself at the local high. At school Mark is zeroed in on by an overbearing principal who dominates everything around him. At home Mark is dealing with a jail-bound brother, his grandmother is fighting for her life, and a mum who's short fuse is kept doused with cask wine. His little sister is someone he wants to protect. When Mark finds his first real love he tries to escape all the forces in his life with her. But his love is with the daughter of his nemesis, the school principal. Simmering tensions boil over between the student and the teacher, between the son and his mother.

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The world just got real.

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A little dull
29 July 2016 | by (brisbane, qld) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this movie, but in the end it seemed rather familiar, a sort of retread of a lot of other things I've seen. And unfortunately, it was fairly boring really. A sort of soap scenario which never really surprises. Also despite it's rating, it was extremely unsexy, except for a few brief moments of Sean Keenan without his shirt. This was almost false-flagging, with an MA15 rating and nothing really to see from an eye candy perspective, although Sean is nothing if not pretty. Even the sex, the little there was of it, was curiously stilted and inhibited. For the budget, though, this was a reasonable effort, with solid if not outstanding performances. Unfortunately it seems Australian movies are no longer willing to take risks, even in low budget indie flicks, and the results are just, meh. Don't get me wrong, this is fairly competent, but I was hoping for something more interesting, and definitely sexier.


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