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Wish You Were Here (2012)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 7 June 2013 (USA)
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Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious ... See full summary »

Director:

Kieran Darcy-Smith

Writers:

Kieran Darcy-Smith (screenplay), Felicity Price (screenplay)
10 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Price ... Alice Flannery
Joel Edgerton ... Dave Flannery
Teresa Palmer ... Steph McKinney
Antony Starr ... Jeremy King
Nicholas Cassim ... Jon Canane
Otto Page Otto Page ... Max Flannery
Isabelle Austin-Boyd Isabelle Austin-Boyd ... Holly Flannery
Tina Bursill ... Margie McKinney
Wayne Blair ... Willis
Valerie Bader ... Helen King
Pip Miller Pip Miller ... Jim King
Robbie Hislop Robbie Hislop ... Delivery Doctor
Annie Stirling Annie Stirling ... Mid-wife
Fiona Press ... Val
Phillip Hinton Phillip Hinton ... Collin
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Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious disappearance. When Alice's sister Steph returns not long after, a nasty secret is revealed about the night her boyfriend went missing. But it is only the first of many. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia? Written by Production

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Four Went. Three came back. Only one of them knows what happened.

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Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug content, brief sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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13th minute, they are sitting around the table with friends, the man stands up and ask others if they want something more to drink. He takes three bottles in his hands and one under his arm. In the next shot there is no bottle under his arm. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice Flannery: So what about you?
[both laugh]
Alice Flannery: Come on, be serious.
Jeremy King: I don't really know.
Alice Flannery: I'd have to think about it. You can go anywhere you want. You can have anything your heart desires. But you can never leave. You're gonna have to stay there forever.
Jeremy King: Forever...
Alice Flannery: Mmm. It's fun, it's like the ultimate fantasy.
Jeremy King: I'd stay here then.
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Soundtracks

I Didn't Plan to be Here Either, Baby
Written and performed by Tim Rogers
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A Compelling Mystery Thriller From Australia
12 September 2014 | by perkypopsSee all my reviews

The plot is simple, two couples visit Cambodia but only three people return, and the film spends its time skilfully cutting between then and now until we understand what went on during the trip, and also understand the unfolding dramatic relationship between the three who make the return trip.

As a film I thought the acting, the script, the cinematography and the sound were all very commendable. Although the plot format is not original it is very well done after a seemingly confusing opening few minutes leaves you thinking you may have blinked once too often, as the opening credits run with the film. But once the film has settled down the action is driven by the acting and the script, which are always thoughtful. The film makes no attempt to sentimentalise anything but reveals the story as if we are eavesdropping on the actors. There are several poignant moments which are down to great performances by all concerned.

It would be good to see some more output from this stable because there is real promise on show.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Vietnamese | Khmer

Release Date:

7 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,937, 9 June 2013

Gross USA:

$46,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,547,441
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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