Amy is a story of a young girl who witnesses her dad's death on stage at a rock concert. She becomes mentally mute/deaf after this, and 4 years later discovers she can communicate only by ...
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Amy is a story of a young girl who witnesses her dad's death on stage at a rock concert. She becomes mentally mute/deaf after this, and 4 years later discovers she can communicate only by singing.Written by
The venue for the concert towards the end of the film where Amy is found is the Sydney Myer Music Bowl. It is located in gardens near the centre of Melbourne and is used for a wide range of functions, including concerts and Carols by Candlelight. See more »
Amy's travels, when she is lost, take her through a wide range of Melbourne locations, and represent a long convoluted trip, which would most likely beyond the average 8-year-old child, requiring much walking and considerable use of public transport. See more »
Do you think that someone who can't speak, could sing?
I once saw a woman who couldn't walk, but she could dance.
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"Amy" is an Australian Post "(Almost) Famous "with the side themes of Rock 'n' Roll Giveth and Rock 'n' Roll Takes It Away, or Our Lives Were All Saved By Rock 'n' Roll.
Combining the kind of grittiness and optimistic magic realism of "Billy Elliott," with the Ozzie quirky characters of "Muriel's Wedding," "Amy" avoids over-sentimentalizing its story of a grieving rock star widow and daughter and the other dysfunctionals who befriend them against a range of outsiders.
The original music is enjoyable, the covers unusual and the little girl with the luminous eyes and surprising voice startlingly good.
Rachel Griffiths has great chemistry in a changing relationship with a strong Ben Mendelsohn as a reclusive musician who is as touched by the girl as she is by him.
The supporting nuts are great fun, especially when singing.
We also get a nice tour of Melbourne as a bonus.
(originally written 5/27/2001))
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