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Caterpillar Wish (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | 8 June 2006 (Australia)
A young girl's view on belonging and loss.

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Sandra Sciberras
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Thaine ... Emily Woodbridge
Jamie Black Jamie Black ... Marc Peterson
Susie Porter ... Susan Woodbridge
Wendy Hughes ... Elizabeth Roberts
Philip Quast ... Carl Roberts
Khan Chittenden ... Joel Roberts
Will Traeger Will Traeger ... Ewan Roberts
Martha Lott Martha Lott ... Mary - Bookshop
Robert Mammone ... Stephen Knight
Renato Musolino Renato Musolino ... Adrian - Police Officer
Romi Trower ... Carrie
Sonara Krix Sonara Krix ... Topless Barmaid
Kate Whitbread Kate Whitbread ... Annie - Dead Wife
Matilda Whitbread-Phee Matilda Whitbread-Phee ... Katie - Dead Child
Elspeth Ballantyne Elspeth Ballantyne ... Mrs. Woodbridge
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A young girl's view on belonging and loss.

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Taglines:

This Winter, One Wish Will Change Everything. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2006 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Szárnypróbálgatás See more »

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Budget:

AUD 1,400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This picture was produced with the assistance of the South Australian Film Corporation. See more »

Goofs

Emily rides her bicycle everywhere but does not wear a bicycle helmet. Australian states had all introduced legislation requiring bicycle riders to wear helmets by 1992. As this film appears to be set after then, Emily should be wearing one. It is most noticeable as a goof when Carl Roberts (the police officer) sees her riding without a helmet and does nothing about it. See more »

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Featured in Getaway: Episode #15.17 (2006) See more »

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Plot's a bit clichéd but everything else about this movie is good.
3 June 2006 | by Steve ShanahanSee all my reviews

Despite the clichéd, somewhat melodramatic plotting, the characterisation, performances, photography and sets of Caterpillar Wish make this an absorbing and entertaining film about the complexities of life and relationships in a small coastal town. The characters are inflicted with some degree of inarticulateness about their feelings and an inability to acknowledge the big issues in their lives and, although this device can be a bit obvious, the film skillfully builds its dramatic tension from this base. Victoria Thaine is wonderful as Emily, the only person willing to seek a solution to her emotional dilemmas, whatever the cost, and Susie Porter turns in another great performance as her mum, scarred by her past. The photography is beautiful, making the most of the rugged coastal setting and successfully captures the ambiance of small town Australia. I guess this film just struck an emotional chord with me when it could have easily slid into overthetop melodrama or saccharine pap. You could argue that the ending is a bit neat and cheerful, but I'm not adverse to a happy ending from time to time.


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