The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she's flung into a parallel place; a world that's weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous - only there can she find herself. Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, GIRL ASLEEP is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.
Ain't It A Groove
Written by Dave Hamilton (as D. Hamilton) / LaMarr Thomas (as L. Thomas)
Performed by Chico & Buddy
P&C 1969 Rockin' Music
Administered by Gaga Music
Licensed courtesy of Ace Records Ltd See more »
Beautifully shot but disappointing, confusing mess.
Napoleon dynamite meets Pans Labyrinth, not in a good way.
This film was beautifully shot with a very faithful recreation of 70's Australian fashion and style down to the Eames replica couches and hotted up HQ panel van. But sadly falls flat with a distinct lack of narrative tension and confusing fantasy element which adds nothing to the film.
Despite the very accurate recreation of the physical world of the 70's, much of the dialogue feels very out of place, reminiscent of new-age psychobabble of the 2010's.
There are a few solid jokes all relating to aspects of the 70's we'd rather forget, but far from enough to entertain for the 90 minute run time.
Do yourself a favour, go watch Napoleon Dynamite or Pans Labyrinth, and give this one a miss.
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