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Bored Olives (2000)

City Loop (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 17 June 2000 (Australia)
City Loop tells the story of six young people who work in a pizzeria, as they struggle to comes to terms with boredom, fear of responsibility and pizzas to go.

Director:

Belinda Chayko

Writer:

Stephen Davis (original screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sullivan Stapleton ... Dom
Ryan Johnson ... Misha
Kellie Jones ... Erin
Brendan Cowell ... Robert
Hayley McElhinney ... Katie
Megan Cooper Megan Cooper ... Stacey (as Megan Dorman)
Jessica Napier ... Sophie
Dorian Nkono Dorian Nkono ... Gary
John Batchelor ... Mr. Maxwell
Sam Atwell Sam Atwell ... Security Guard
Terry Annesley Terry Annesley ... Homeless Man
Natasha Kapper Natasha Kapper ... Bar Attendant
Jason Gann ... Boy Hoon
Kate Crosby Kate Crosby ... Girl Hoon
Mick Van Moorsel Mick Van Moorsel ... Driving Hoon
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City Loop tells the story of six young people who work in a pizzeria, as they struggle to comes to terms with boredom, fear of responsibility and pizzas to go.

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated
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Megan "Dorman" Cooper and Jessica Napier played on the show Mcleods Daughters (2001) but never In same scenes or season See more »

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Good light entertainment
21 May 2002 | by kingnick19See all my reviews

When I watch a film for the first time I tend to go in with an open mind, block all pre-conceptions. Teen movies are often sneered at by critics as simply being boring, cliched tales of adolescent love and insecurity - indeed some teen films fit this description, but City Loop (or Bored Olives as I prefer) does not. I caught Bored Olives at 1.50 AM on Channel 4 a while back and was thoroughly entertained. Despite its low-budget the direction and acting are excellent. Set against the amazingly atmospheric and tranquil backdrop of late-night, inner-city Brisbane the film focusses on the lives of a group of young takeaway workers who are, as-per-usual in teen films, bored with their lives and apprehensive regarding their futures. Filmed as a set of intertwining short stories (each character is given their own story), the films main and most endearing characters are Ryan Stapleton who stars as Dom, and Stacey, played by the stunning Megan Dorman in grunge mode. The worst thing about some film critics are their pre-conceptions regarding certain genres, and reviews of Bored Olives have, in my humble opinion, suffered from this. Very similar to the American flick, 'Empire Records', Bored Olives is good entertainment with no pretensions - i.e. it does not pretend to be what it isn't. The characters might be slightly shallow and skin-deep, but thats not what we want in a film like this. Go into Bored Olives with an open mind and you will enjoy.


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Australia | Japan

Language:

English

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17 June 2000 (Australia) See more »

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