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The More Things Change... (1986)

A couple hires a young girl to take care of their son.


Robyn Nevin


Moya Wood (original screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Morris ... Connie
Barry Otto ... Lex
Victoria Longley Victoria Longley ... Geraldine
Lewis Fitz-Gerald ... Barry
Peter Carroll ... Roley
Louise Le Nay Louise Le Nay ... Lydia
Owen Johnson Owen Johnson ... Nicholas
Brenda Addie Brenda Addie ... Angela
Joanne Barker Joanne Barker ... Bridesmaid 1
Adrienne Barrett Adrienne Barrett ... Karen
Bill Bennett Bill Bennett ... Eric
Paddy Burnet Paddy Burnet ... Mim
John Egan John Egan ... Vince
Chris Gaffney Chris Gaffney ... Sponge
Joan Harris Joan Harris ... Matron


A couple hires a young girl to take care of their son.

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The picture was put into development by its producer 'Jill Robb in 1984 which was the following year after Robb had produced Careful, He Might Hear You (1983) picture had won 8 AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards including Best Film. See more »

Alternate Versions

According to the Oz Movies website, the Australian DVD disc "omits a pre-head credits scene" which was "available on the VHS" earlier 1980s Australian release. See more »

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farm living is the life for me
28 May 2003 | by petershelleyauSee all my reviews

This Australian film directed by actress Robyn Nevin is likeable, even if the material is small-scale. Nevin in her directing debut uses a lot of close-ups, and though she tends to lean too much on the score of composer Peter Best (he of the one-finger piano playing) in dramatic moments, there is much to admire here.

The screenplay by Moya Wood centers on a family who reside on a farm 2 hours drive from Melbourne, with publisher Connie (Judy Morris) earning the income and travelling to and fro everyday, and her husband Alex (Barry Otto) renovating an abandoned house. Connie hires the pregnant Geraldine (Victoria Longley) as a nanny for their 4 year old son, Nicholas (Owen Johnson), though Geraldine being pregnant and having little experience makes her employment seem dubious.

It's disappointing when Connie's jealousy of Geraldine is dropped in favor of Connie's questioning of Alex's competency and commitment, particularly as Otto supplies Alex with an odd sexual ambiguity. When Geraldine's fiancee, Barry (Lewis Fitz-gerald) turns up, the focus also shifts to them from Connie and Alex, which is also a pity since they are the decidedly less interesting couple, also due to the fact of Morris being more charismatic than Longley. However, we are thankfully spared Geraldine's labor, and the treatment ends with a nice and poetic ambiguity.

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Release Date:

20 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Förändringens vind See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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2.35 : 1
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