An official selection of the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, based on a novel that won a pile of awards, and it looks promising in the blurb. It's about a 16-year-old white footie player who writes (or at least reads a dictionary in the dunny) and who falls for an Aboriginal girl. The film starts out looking like an after-school special but then descends into exploring the dark side of racism.
Perhaps. Or maybe it's just a bag of stereotypes, sad overdone melodrama that would shame the soapies, and a "gritty" plot that suckered some folks into believing it was sincere.
It preceded CRASH by about 5 years but was, I think, every bit as bogus. I could be wrong, since I'm American, but I just don't think the writing was fair dinkum. I think the fine folks at Sundance got suckered by the first Aussie movie they'd ever seen that didn't star Paul Hogan. Ninety minutes that seemed much longer.
- Format: NTSC
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Beyond Entertainment Limited
- DVD Release Date: 14 Dec 2006
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- ASIN: B000LXH4GE