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Hotel Sorrento (1995)

R | | Drama | 14 July 1995 (USA)
Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg, who has lived in England for 10 years has just written a criticially acclaimed novel ... See full summary »

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Richard Franklin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Goodall ... Meg Moynihan
Caroline Gillmer ... Hilary Moynihan
Tara Morice ... Pippa Moynihan
Joan Plowright ... Marge Morrisey
Ray Barrett ... Wal Moynihan
Nicholas Bell ... Edwin
Ben Thomas Ben Thomas ... Troy Moynihan
John Hargreaves ... Dick Bennett
Dave Barnett Dave Barnett ... Radio Announcer
Peter O'Callaghan Peter O'Callaghan ... Radio Announcer
Jane Edmanson Jane Edmanson ... Radio Announcer
Bill Howie Bill Howie ... Radio Announcer
Sam Newman Sam Newman ... Football Commentator
Shane Healy Shane Healy ... Football Commentator
Phillip Lee Phillip Lee ... Auctioneer (voice)
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Storyline

Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg, who has lived in England for 10 years has just written a criticially acclaimed novel which she claims is entirely fictional. The book causes a stir in Sorrento and in her family when it is supected that the book is not as fictional as she claims. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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One sister's desire became the family secret.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sorrento Beach See more »

Filming Locations:

Sorrento, Victoria, Australia

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$91,170
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Penultimate cinema movie of legendary Australian actor John Hargreaves whose final theatrical feature film would be Paul Cox's Lust and Revenge (1996) the following year. See more »

Quotes

Marge (referring to Australia): Do you think this is a country which honors ordinariness?
Dick: No. Well once...maybe...you know, there was once a time when it was impossible to be different. Anyone with any nouse had to pack up and clear out, but it's not like that anymore. And to keep harking back to it--that's what irritates me about that book. It's just safe territory. It's not going to shake anyone up.
Marge: Well, it's shaken me up. Maybe you don't read between the lines.
Dick: I hate nostalgia.
Marge: It's NOT nostalgia.
Dick: Where are the people ...
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She Wears My Ring
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talk talk talk talk talk......and more talk
15 January 2004 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Ok, sorry to offend any women, but Sorrento Beach is a "chick flick." Still, it is not your garden variety "chick-flick." Sorrento Beach is a long build up that goes nowhere. The previews slated the film as a "secret" that comes out after years of being hidden away by family members. Knowing this, the story builds and builds and builds and finally goes nowhere! In fact, Sorrento Beach is more of a built down than a built up. Once you find out what the secret is, it is a major let down since not even the mystery revealed makes you want to find out how the film ends. Just like in the movie, most people look at a painting for the broad stokes and not these little conversations built on more tiny conversations. Sorrento Beach is just like that, an hour of little stories that questions the audience what is happening. Then, once we enter something of a conflict between the characters, we are lost since the climax of the film never arrives and we are left with a 90 minute resolution. Right when the movie begins, it is already over. All Sorrento Beach leaves its audience are 3 unhappy middle aged women trying to rebuild a family that was always broken.


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