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Palm Beach (2019)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 17 March 2020 (USA)
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Lifelong friends reunite for a party at Sydney's Palm Beach.

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Rachel Ward
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frances Berry Frances Berry ... Caitlyn
Bryan Brown ... Frank
Matilda Brown ... Ella
Nell Campbell ... Unimpressed Grandmother
Richard E. Grant ... Billy
Lisa Hensley Lisa Hensley ... Lorna
Aaron Jeffery ... Doug
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Bridget
Heather Mitchell Heather Mitchell ... Eva
Sam Neill ... Leo
Greta Scacchi ... Charlotte
Claire van der Boom ... Holly
Charlie Vickers ... Dan
Felix Williamson ... Taxi Driver / Harry Agent
Charlie Balderstone Charlie Balderstone ... Boy In Dinghy
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Lifelong friends reunite for a party at Sydney's Palm Beach.

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Some friendships last a lifetime, some secrets don't.

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Comedy | Drama

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Australian film debut of English actor Richard E. Grant. See more »

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References Palm Beach (1979) See more »

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So many missed opportunities.
20 August 2019 | by bobbsaundersSee all my reviews

Desperately tryng to channel "The Big Chill" Rachel Ward lets most of the dramatic opportunities pass her by, instead falling back on tourism images. Yes Palm Beach is fabulously picturesque, I know, I live closeby. But the location became the hero when it should have just been a backdrop necessary to establish that the lead character (Bryan Brown) was absurdly wealthy. After the first few minutes I was groaning at the cliches and wooden direction and wondering if I might just walk out. But it gained some traction by mid film and started to show some glimpses of promise.......but when an opportunity opened up for some depth, the story veered away, leaving us wanting more in vain. Just about all of the seasoned actors looked uncomfortable, even Bryan Brown who co produced it. The only small spark was his daughter, Matilda Brown, who looks uncannily like her mother (Rachel Ward) and has real screen presence, but she needs a better vehicle than Mum &Dads little indulgence of a film.


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Official Sites:

Newtown Films | Official Instagram

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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$3,178,253
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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