Somersault (2004)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Romance


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A young girl flees her hometown and arrives in the Australian Alps, where new experiences help her learn the differences between sex and love.


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  • Abbie Cornish and Sam Worthington in Somersault (2004)
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  • Abbie Cornish in Somersault (2004)
  • Sam Worthington in Somersault (2004)
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6 August 2006 | tlgreen25
9
| Very realistic
Beyond the aesthetically beautiful nature of this movie lies a story that is compelling in its realistic portrayal of young love and loneliness. The story moves along slowly, but I felt that this only added to the credibility of the plot, as most life situations aren't jam-packed with intense drama. The characters are flawed and complex - the main character Heidi is at once naive and youthful, and grown-up and savvy. The story details are slowly inserted, sometimes just through imagery - leaving the viewer to assume much of the back story - the movie does not feel contrived because you aren't being told every small detail and how the director wants you to judge each character. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone that enjoys artistic camera angles, realistic characters and situations, and doesn't mind slowing down to enjoy a good story.

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