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Tan Lines (2005)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 2006 (Australia)
From the sun-drenched beaches of Australia comes this sexy coming-of-age romance. Cute teen Midget Hollow (Jack Baxter) wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. ... See full summary »

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Ed Aldridge (as Ed)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Baxter ... Midget Hollows
Lorena Arancibia Lorena Arancibia ... Betty Hollows
Jed Clarke Jed Clarke ... Dan Masters
Curtis Dickson Curtis Dickson ... Paul
Harry Catterns Harry Catterns ... Dogboy (as Harry Plato Catterns)
Joshua Bush Joshua Bush ... Dickhead
Daniel O'Leary Daniel O'Leary ... Cass Masters
Lucy Minter Lucy Minter ... Alice McQuillan
Ana Ana ... Party People
Bes Bes ... Party People
Dan Dan ... Party People
Holly Holly ... Party People
Joe Joe ... Party People
Lara Lara ... Party People
Moose Moose ... Party People
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From the sun-drenched beaches of Australia comes this sexy coming-of-age romance. Cute teen Midget Hollow (Jack Baxter) wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening. As his lusty romance with the dark-eyed Adonis is soon discovered, Midget has to navigate between his friends' reaction and his newfound love all while growing up during a hot summer of fun in the sun! Written by RM

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To find himself, he will have to risk it all.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

2006 (Australia) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Australia

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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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Better than the low rating it is given
20 May 2014 | by donald-thomasSee all my reviews

I'm not sure why people rated this film so poorly. I enjoyed it a great deal. It all depends on the main reason why one watches a film, I guess.

To me, the most important thing is the characters. Are they interesting? Would I like to spend the next 90 minutes to 2 hours with them? Do I care what happens to them? In the case of "Tan Lines" the answer is "yes".

Some reviewers find that there is no plot. Well that's pretty much how real life is. And this is a slice of real life.

The fact that the actors are not professional ones helps the film to be believable. They are all excellent, and I can't imagine why we have not seen them in anything else. Jack Baxter is especially good, depicting the uncertainty of a 16 year-old, which he was at the time. He is also very cute, which doesn't hurt. :-)

Director Ed Aldridge shot a fine film and should be congratulated. I also enjoyed his commentary tremendously. He is informative and funny, which is great considering that many commentaries are neither.

Bottom line: if you need a super plot and huge special effects, other films will suit you better. If you want to relive your teenage years with believable characters played by good actors, you will spend a nice 109 minutes!


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