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33 Postcards (2011)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Music | 15 April 2013 (USA)
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Dean Randall has sponsored a young Chinese orphan Mei Mei for many years, when she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dean Randall
... Mei Mei
... Barbara
... Miss Chen
... Gary
... Carl
... Fletch
... Tommy (as Matthew Nable)
Kain O'Keeffe ... Dave
... Ruby
... Brian
Xiang-Yun Lin ... Miss Fong
Gary Xu ... Orphanage Worker
Colin Burkenshaw ... Deputy Director
Thomas Jackson ... Constable Dillon
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Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) a 16 yr old Chinese orphan dreams of nothing more than being part of the 'perfect' family. When her orphanage travels to Australia to par-take in The Australian Choir Festival Mei Mei takes the opportunity to find her Australian Sponsor Dean Randall (Guy Pearce). However what she finds is far from what he depicted. Initially mismatched and disconnected the two begin a journey in search of belonging, family, redemption, love and acceptance. Written by TITAN VIEW

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A beautiful idea, a beautiful start, and a catastrophic collapse into incomprehensible motivations
3 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film was beautifully conceived, and started well. The characters are deft, subtle, and well-played by the excellent cast.

Leading into the last act, though, the characters start behaving erratically, with no discernible motivation. Sadly, the movie overall fails to recover, and it ends up being a frustrating experience. A great deal of potential, squandered in an apparent attempt to generate conflict, which in the end feels unbelievable.

Worth a watch, if you like any of the actors in particular, as their performances are still quite good, even from newcomer Zhu Lin as the delightfully naive-yet-savvy Mei Mei ("Little Sister").


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