Christina (Claudia Karvan) is a school teacher from a wealthy Greek-Australian background, engaged to a lawyer and content with the traditional course of her life. She begins teaching at an inner-city working-class school and she finds her ideas challenged by the students. Involving herself in a campaign by a group of non-anglo students to form a soccer club in a school where the racist PE teacher only supports Australian Rules Football, Christina starts falling in love with aspiring soccer player, 17 year old Nick (Alex Dimitriades). The ensuing affair forces Christina to challenge herself, her family and the culture she lives in. Managing to effectively combine comedy with a refreshing examination of contemporary ethnic relationships in Australia, beautifully acted by a young cast, and insightfully scripted.
Writer:Richard Barrett (play), Richard Barrett (screenplay), Michael Jenkins
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Charles M (ag) wrote: Given the magnificent, tragic arc of the real story of the Indianapolis, this movie is a travesty. The characters are never well established, the lead-up to the main action is rushed, the attack and aftermath are incoherent, and there is never a real feeling of desperation or menace. Finally, the writing is so poor that the actors never stand a chance, and the CGI is woeful. Even the sharks are substandard, as are Nic Cage's sunglasses, which never seem to fit him properly. In all, Spielberg did a better job with the Indianapolis during Quint's five-minute telling of the tale than this whole movie does in two hours.
Kyle M (nl) wrote: A very enjoyable time, makes you realize exactly why they were so loved in the 1970's.
Rasmus S (au) wrote: I thought it looked interesting - but I fell asleep to this movie. Twice. So I've never actually watched the whole movie, but it can't be that good ;-)
Hael C (ag) wrote: good cast but unfortunately the film wasn't as good. The plot was uninteresting and Poor execution.
Jennifer M (it) wrote: Crap happens...like this movie.
Sylvia L (gb) wrote: i have to give Tran props for attempting a narrative of this experience. As a movie, I think it's pretty good at conveying one such story. As a historical narrative, this kind of movie just doesn't do it, and its cohesiveness can be deceptive, from the perspective of someone who actually experienced all this.
Madeline M (ru) wrote: I really really really like Rahul Khanna, and the songs were good. However, it needed twice as many drag queens and some of the things meant to be affectionate came off as condescending. Also, why is Deepa Mehta always making Lisa Ray a prostitute?
Gogo G (au) wrote: So I just recently watched it for the first time, don't know why all this years I heard lots of stuff about this movie, I really don't feel it has something special, too silly trama; regular comedy just to waist time. Wouldnt watch it again.
Mitchell M (nl) wrote: David Tennant accomplishes what very few actors have ever done by giving us a brand new take on the Prince of Denmark. Sir Patrick Stewart is a chillingly gregarious King in this top flight production.
Brian P (kr) wrote: I'll admit it...I loved Lea Thompson back in the day. She was the only reason I watched this in the first place (her having a nude scene helped-I was in high school what are you going to do). To my surprise this wasn't a total chick flick and actually had some funny scenes in it. Also starring was a rising star named Andrew Dice Clay. This was shot before he was famous for being a foul mouthed comedian. He was actually one of the better things in the movie and garners some sympathy in his role as a loser who doesn't get how he is striking out with the ladies all the time. An underrated movie.