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Looking for Alibrandi (2000)

Alibrandi ultimately concerns a senior high school girl embracing her Italian heritage, but moving toward the less traditional Australian way of life. A wonderful cast who play their roles ... See full summary »

Director:

Kate Woods

Writers:

Melina Marchetta (screenplay), Melina Marchetta (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greta Scacchi ... Christina Alibrandi
Anthony LaPaglia ... Michael Andretti
Elena Cotta ... Katia Alibrandi
Kerry Walker ... Sister Louise (Nun)
Pia Miranda ... Josie Alibrandi
Kick Gurry ... Jacob Coote
Matthew Newton ... John Barton
Leanne Carlow Leanne Carlow ... Sera Conti
Diane Viduka Diane Viduka ... Anna Selicic
Leeanna Walsman ... Carly Bishop
Michael Gallina Michael Gallina ... Robert
Rosa DiMarte Rosa DiMarte ... Patrizia
Domenico DiMarte Domenico DiMarte ... Riccardo
Tyrone Lara Tyrone Lara ... Anton Valavic
Geoff Morrell ... Mr. Barton
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Storyline

Alibrandi ultimately concerns a senior high school girl embracing her Italian heritage, but moving toward the less traditional Australian way of life. A wonderful cast who play their roles superbly. The film plays on several levels. It will make you laugh and cry and ultimately better realise the dramas in life, how we adapt and how cope.

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Sometimes what you're looking for is closer than you think...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Anthony LaPaglia's character, Michael Andretti, lives in Adelaide, where LaPaglia himself was born. See more »

Goofs

Josie's hair changes between Black and Auburn throughout the film. Particularly notable when she mistakes a student for John Barton at the train station. Her hair was colored, turns black and is then colored again in the next scene. See more »

Quotes

Jacob Coote: Do you want to go out with me?
Josie Alibrandi: You'd have to meet my mother.
Jacob Coote: I don't meet mothers.
Josie Alibrandi: Well, I don't go out with guys who don't meet mothers.
Jacob Coote: All right, forget it, it was a stupid idea anyway.
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Connections

References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Miss You Love
Written by Silverchair
Performed by Silverchair
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Nice teen drama...
18 August 2006 | by rainking_esSee all my reviews

"Looking for Alibrandi" could be labeled as a teen-comedy, but the truth is that genre is rather connected with dumb cheerleaders and quarterbacks full of testosterone, so it would be quite unfair to put "LFA" into that bag, for this is a more serious movie, the characters are not complete idiots and the story deals with matters such as the pressure that parents put on their children when it's time for them to choose a career, or the immigration issue (the main characters are Italian that live in Australia).

In short: it's a kind movie that's been well filmed and with much more quality than the most of the sickly sweet Hollywood products such as "Never been kissed" and stuff.

*My rate: 6/10


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

4 May 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Alibrandia etsimässä See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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