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2:37 (2006)

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At 2:37, someone commits suicide in the school lavatory. The day is told up to that point from the viewpoint of six different students.

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Murali K. Thalluri
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teresa Palmer ... Melody
Frank Sweet Frank Sweet ... Marcus
Sam Harris Sam Harris ... Luke
Charles Baird Charles Baird ... 'Uneven' Steven
Joel Mackenzie Joel Mackenzie ... Sean
Marni Russo ... Sarah (as Marni Spillane)
Clementine Mellor Clementine Mellor ... Kelly
Sarah Hudson Sarah Hudson ... Julz
Gary Sweet ... Mr. Darcy
Amy Schapel Amy Schapel ... Lacey
Xavier Samuel ... Theo
Chris Olver Chris Olver ... Tom
Camille Qurban ... Miriam
Olivia Furlong Olivia Furlong ... Rochelle
Daniel Whyte ... English Teacher
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A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a tragedy will occur, affecting the lives of a group of students and their teachers. As the story unfolds, the individual stories of the six teenagers are revealed, each with its own explosive significance. An unwanted pregnancy unravels a terrible, dark secret; all is not as it appears for the seemingly confident school football hero; an outcast must deal with everyday taunts from his peers; a beautiful young girl battles an eating disorder; a stellar student constantly struggles to win his parents' approval; while another uses drugs to escape from his own demons. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes being young is the toughest job of all [DVD Australia] See more »

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Arclight Films

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2006 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Thirty 7 See more »

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Budget:

AUD 1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 436,247 (Australia), 17 August 2006, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Western Electric Sound System)| Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The house scenes were filmed at the actual home of Frank Sweet. See more »

Quotes

Sean: People are scared of dying... I'm not...
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Crazy Credits

End credits start with: Dedicated to my dear friend Kelly Born February 7th - 8:34pm Died September 3rd - 2:37pm See more »

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Featured in The making of 2:37 (2007) See more »

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Gymnopedies No. 1
Written by Erik Satie
Performed by Aldo Ciccolini
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Whiny, self-pitying glorified student film.
22 August 2007 | by kentuckyfriedpanda42See all my reviews

I truly hate and despise this film and the filmmakers behind it.

Sure, I'm all for making a hard hitting and honest film about youth and youth culture.1987's "River's Edge" is an excellent example of a well-made teen drama. However, what I take exception to is the infantile, grubby and sensationalist approach that the makers of "2:37" took.

A prime example is how it raises so many issues and yet fails in any significant way to comment or reach a resolution on even one of them.

My other major problem with this film, apart from its complete plagiarism of Gus Van Sant's "Elephant" (surprised Van Sant didn't sue) is its 'bull loose in a china shop' attitude to quite delicate issues such as incest and particularly suicide.

In short, avoid this film like the plague and anything that this filmmaker ever is involved with subsequently. I've heard that his motivation for making "2:37" may or may not be based on lies. Having seen the substandard result, this doesn't surprise me in the slightest. This is a glorified student film exercise that has no place whatsoever being in a cinema or on DVD. Pure and simple.


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