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Is This the Real World (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 June 2016 (Australia)
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Forever Young. Mark Blazey is a high school kid who's going to stay young. Even if it kills him.

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Martin McKenna
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Keenan ... Mark
Greg Stone ... Mr. Rickard
Susie Porter ... Anna
Charlotte Best ... Kim
Matt Colwell Matt Colwell ... Jimmy
Julia Blake ... Gamma
Jack Finsterer Jack Finsterer ... Edgo
Elise MacDougall Elise MacDougall ... Marley
Tim Grimes Tim Grimes ... Bodhi
Michael Logo Michael Logo ... Tank
Benjamin Johnson Benjamin Johnson ... Dodds
Jiordan Tolli Jiordan Tolli ... Caitlyn
Sophie Wright ... Lana
Hannes Berger Hannes Berger ... Mr. Kelly
Philip Chen Philip Chen ... Chu
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Storyline

In the real world you can't just do what you want. In the real world you have to compromise. Mark Blazey does not want to live in the real world. Living in a semi-industrial coastal town, seventeen-year old Mark is a smart kid from a chaotic family who has just thrown away a scholarship to a private school and found himself at the local high. At school Mark is zeroed in on by an overbearing principal who dominates everything around him. At home Mark is dealing with a jail-bound brother, his grandmother is fighting for her life, and a mum who's short fuse is kept doused with cask wine. His little sister is someone he wants to protect. When Mark finds his first real love he tries to escape all the forces in his life with her. But his love is with the daughter of his nemesis, the school principal. Simmering tensions boil over between the student and the teacher, between the son and his mother.

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The world just got real.

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Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2016 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

L.A.D. See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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POV See more »
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Didn't know what to expect, loved it
22 November 2016 | by sallycochraneSee all my reviews

This movie starts slow and I didn't know where it was going, but then it just totally hooked me in. At the end I just wanted to watch it all over again. The actors are brilliant. Sean Kennan and Charlotte Best are so good. The guy who plays the teacher, Greg Stone, is amazing. And 360 just should have been in it more. It's not like a lot of other films but it's really emotional and I thought well made. The music all the way through it is really good and I saw somewhere that it won awards in England. Basically it's the story of a family, but really it's all about the middle son (Sean Keenan) and how he deals with school and a teacher who is a bit of a freak and how his family are kind of a mess.


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