In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station. D.J. Ken Sherry arrives from the hustle of Brisbane to run the ...
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In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station. D.J. Ken Sherry arrives from the hustle of Brisbane to run the station; he's mid-40s, detached, thrice divorced, hatchet faced. But both sisters next door find him attractive: awkward Dimity, only 20, who works in a Chinese restaurant with few patrons, and perky Vicki-Ann, a hairdresser with a hope chest who invents a happy future with Sherry based on little but his arrival. First Dimity then Vicki-Ann spend the night with Ken, one concluding he's her boy friend, the other her fiance. Then Dimity begins to smell something fishy.Written by
One of two Australian theatrical feature films featuring the word "serenade" in the title made within a period of around five years. The movies are 'Serenades' (2001) and the earlier 'Love Serenade' (1996). See more »
When Ken Sherry asks Albert to leave him in peace at the restaurant, he holds a glass of wine in one shot, and a menu when the shot changes. See more »
Don't you realize he's getting over a painful divorce? He doesn't want to be having sex with people.
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With thanks to people of Robinvale, Mildura & Elston, shires of Swan Hill, Mildura & Balranald See more »
It's a Sin When You Love Somebody
Written by Jimmy Webb (as Jim Webb)
(Canopy Music, Inc./PolyGram Int'l Publishing, Inc.)
Performed by Glen Campbell
Courtesy of Capitol Nashville and EMI Music Australia Pty. Ltd. See more »
"Love Serenade" is a quirky and original film. I'm reminded of Pauline Kael's remark about "Passport to Pimlico" - "comedy with a fine flavour." I'd never heard of this and only rented it because of a recommendation by David Stratton on the cover. And I'm glad I got it out - it's been years since I liked a film this much. It's generally quiet, but its off-kilter humour is really very funny, and its observations about the sexes are poignant and even disturbing. The soundtrack is a key factor; it's a great collection of smooth seventies soul tracks, but they're used ironically, and you feel a little guilty for enjoying them so much. The performances are really fine, too. In all it's a wonderful film and it needs to be seen.
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