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Newcastle (2008)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 1 May 2009 (USA)
Tragedy befalls one of three brothers while on an outback surfing outing with friends.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jesse
... Fergus
... Victor
Kirk Jenkins ... Andy
Israel Cannan ... Scotty
... Nathan
Debra Ades ... Debra
... Leah
... Sandra
Joy Smithers ... Flora
Jaymes Triglone ... Billy
... Jake
... Kurt
Scott Campbell ... Ripley
... Danny
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'Newcastle' is a coming-of-age/family drama/surfing movie. 17-year old Jesse lives in the shadow of his older brother Victor's failure to become surfing's Next Big Thing. Even when he's in his natural habitat of magnificent surf breaks, his blue-collar future is brought home by the coal barges that constantly line his horizon. Jesse has the natural skills to surf his way out of this reality and onto the international circuit but can he overcome his equally natural ability to sabotage himself? A momentous weekend away with his mates that includes first love and tragedy leads him to discover what's really important, and also to the performance of a lifetime. Written by Anonymous

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You're only young forever once.

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Fergus: When we were eight, Victor told me I couldn't go surfing because I had glasses, and I believed him. Then, when he told me I didn't fit in with you anymore, and your friends, I figured he was right.
Jesse: Fergus, he was just...
Fergus: But when he told me that I couldn't play guitar, and that I'd never be any good at anything, I stopped listening to him.
Jesse: He was just hassling you, man.
Fergus: Yeah, I know. He was mad. His mum died and we came and took his dad away. He just took it out on me.
Jesse: He gave me shit, too.
Fergus: ...
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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #5.39 (2008) See more »

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Won't Go Quietly
Words and music by Robert J. Reid
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Surfer film with Family discord
24 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

While I've seen some over-the-top homophobic comments of two 'reviewers'. This is not a "gay-themed" film. There's a small, but bright facet that is gay-themed.

Family, sibling rivalry among brothers, loss, teenage high-jinx, and a lot of surfing overshadows the fact that one brother is gay. The few PG moments of sex are between two older teen boys and their girlfriends. If seeing a male butt, (in a non-sexual context), makes you squirm, you better stay away from a ton of "regular" movies and museums too.

Anyway, "Newcastle" is the story of how a tragedy enables a family to overcome nagging internal tensions. There are no villains, just victims of their own fear and disappointment. The performances are all topnotch. A minus for US viewer: occasionally the Aussie accents are a little hard to understand.


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