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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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L'adolescence est le moment ou il faut choisir entre vivre et mourir. [The moment in adolescence when one must choose between life and death] 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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Box Office

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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According to the audio-commentary, the film was visually inspired by 'Gus van Sant''s, Elephant (2003). See more »

Quotes

Sean: My mum got me a Husky last week.
School Counsellor: Oh yeah, how is it?
Sean: I cut it's fucking throat.
[pause, then Sean laughs]
Sean: Nah, just kidding, it's good.
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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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Referenced 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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Beautiful Yet Disturbing
7 September 2008 | by Izzy_DuquetteSee all my reviews

At 2:37pm in a bathroom at an Adelaide highschool a student takes their own life and the different worlds of six teenagers are changed forever.

2:37 is a brutal, honest and breathtaking film centered on the pain of being a teenager. The film follows one day in the lives of six teenagers, all intertwined, all dealing with their own personal dramas. While there are a couple of stereotypes in the mix – the beautiful would-be popular girl dealing with body issues, the over-achiever obsessed with his grades, there are several horrors that are as far from main-stream as you can get, including a social outcast dealing with a brutal illness and a young girl trying to make sense of a devastating event in her past.

The movie is mixed with documentary-style interviews from the characters, which some viewers may find a little out of place in the otherwise seamless narrative. The pace is also a little slow, but it fits with the feel of the movie. The young Australian actors are all stars in their own right, in particular Theresa Palmer who's heartbreaking performance earned her an AFI nomination.

The film is very well shot, with terrific direction. Some scenes are a little hard to watch – in particular the five-minute-long suicide scene, but overall it is a film that leaves a big impact on its' viewers. It draws you in right from it's shocking opening scene and keeps you guessing as to which of the six main characters is going to be the one to end up in the bathroom. Ultimately, it's a beautiful made, but slightly disturbing look at teenage life.


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