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Coming of age: Heidi, 15, runs away from home after her mom sees her kissing mom's boyfriend. She goes to a Snowy River resort where a vague job offer doesn't pan out. She manages to find a place to live and a job at a convenience store. She's between childhood -- nursery rimes and a scrapbook of glittery unicorns - and adulthood - working, sorting out emotions and sexuality, and dealing with social slights and false charges of bad behavior. She's attractive and her loneliness makes her vulnerable. She sleeps with Joe, the son of local ranchers, and she awakens in him feelings he can't express. Is there any way she can put off adulthood and be a kid awhile longer?Written by
The coach that Heidi boards to take her to Jindabyne is shown to depart from the Belconnen bus interchange in North Canberra (there is a bit of artistic license at work here as the Belconnen interchange only deals with Canberra's internal bus service). See more »
When Joe pours hot water onto the icy windscreen of his car, no steam appears. See more »
You know when you were a kid, did your mum ever used to spray perfume in the air and sort of walk through it?
She's like that.
No... see, when you leave you still feel her on your skin.
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I admit that I'm a film coward-domestic and personal interaction can put me on the edge and yesterday afternoon I was on the edge for the entire length of this movie. That is not to say that the film was in any way poorly made or grade B-it was just the opposite. Somersault was a brilliantly crafted, directed and acted film and it deserves a huge audience around the world. It is nothing a Hollywood film is: no physical violence [but much mental violence and disorder], no crime, no lame sappy ending, no laboratory special effects-in short a real film about real people living real lives.
The GenXers do it differently than my generation did but that is to be expected-I just found Cate Shortland's look into their lives a little edgy for someone further down the age track like me. I admired greatly the acting as well as the cinematography of the film; the direction was superb as Ms. Shortland spliced together the fragmentation of the lives of the principle characters. Those lives were highly disjointed but that is probably a generational comment because the people portrayed seemed less upset about their situations than I felt about them.
The film deserves all the accolades it is receiving-make every effort to see it.
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