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48 Shades (2006)

A teenager moves in with his 20-something Aunt to finish his final year at school and falls for her house-mate.


Daniel Lapaine


Nick Earls (novel), Daniel Lapaine (written for the screen by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Wilson ... Dan
Robin McLeavy ... Jacq
Emma Lung ... Naomi
Nicholas Donaldson Nicholas Donaldson ... Chris Burns (as Nick Donaldson)
Mike Booth ... Phil (as Michael Booth)
Victoria Thaine ... Imogen
Paul Bishop Paul Bishop ... Mr. Wilkes
Eleanor Logan Eleanor Logan ... Lisa
Tamara Bell Tamara Bell ... Gazoonga Attack
Renae Collett Renae Collett ... Gazoonga Attack
Serinda Rogers Serinda Rogers ... Gazoonga Attack
Cory Robinson ... Jason
Nick Earls Nick Earls ... Deli Owner
Joshua Donnelly Joshua Donnelly ... Stoned Kid
Peita McCulloch Peita McCulloch ... Blonde Woman (as Peta McCulloch)


Based on the award winning novel by Nick Earls, 48 Shades of Brown, this coming of age comedy is about a 16 year old, Dan, who must choose between going to Geneva with his parents for a year or move into a house with his young Aunt, Jacq, and her roommate, Naomi. He chooses the latter and now, in his final year of school has to come to terms with survival in an adult world and falling in love for the first time. Written by steven

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Romeo and Juliet... Beer... Brown birds... Postcards... and sex See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

16 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Australian Pie: Naked Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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English assignments in Brisbane's Greater Public Schools (Brisbane Boy's College, which Dan is a student of, is one of these) at high school level are usually submitted around halfway during a ten-week term, or near the end of it, and usually consist of 1000 or more words. However, Dan submits a 2000-word essay within a week. Additionally, a single lesson (or even a double-period lesson) would not be sufficient for students to be familiar with "Romeo and Juliet" enough to begin their essay, but Mr. Wilkes seems to believe that it does. See more »


Jacq: [Looking at the pesto Dan just made] Is that black pepper?
[Takes a bite out of the pesto on a biscuit]
Dan: What do you think?
Jacq: It's crunchy.
Dan: The biscuit?
Jacq: No, it's like a 'grinding' sort of crunchy? Um, did you wash the basil before you used it?
Dan: [Looking confused] Was I supposed to?
Jacq: Um, I don't know how to say this but I think your pesto might have actual soil.
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Hip, sexy feel good comedy /drama
26 August 2006 | by Chloe HughesSee all my reviews

I decided to go and catch one of the advanced screenings before it comes out on Thursday and i liked what i saw.

Daniel Lapaine did a brilliant job at writing the screenplay and directing, very faithful to the book and the way he put the fish tank scene when Dan and Naomi met just like Romeo and Juliet was great too.

(Possible spoiler, i know.) The casting Richard Wilson, Robin McLeavy, Emma Lung, Nick Donaldson and Victoria Thaine were great.

They each played their roles just perfectly the way i imagined in the book. I think they all have a good future in this business and i hope to see them all in many other great films. Local or overseas.

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