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Television commercial director Christine Jeffs makes her feature debut with this intense family drama about the collapse of a marriage and the dissolution of a mother-daughter relationship. Thirteen-year-old Janey (Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki) and her younger brother Jim (Aaron Murphy) are largely left alone in their seaside bungalow as their parents try to piece their marriage back together. While Janey's mom Kate (Sarah Peirse) gets blind drunk, flirts with other men, and nurses hangovers, her father Ed recoils in disgust at his wife's dissolute behavior. The family's simmering tensions explode with the appearance of Cady, a rakish freelance photographer. While Kate immediately starts to flirt with the younger man, Janey herself is attracted to him, believing that he is her only ticket out of her dysfunctional family. Soon Kate and Janey find themselves locked in a desperate and despairing battle for Cady. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/2003
UPC: 0687797100696
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Alchemy / Millennium
Time: 1:32:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene selections; Previews

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [11:15]
2. Skinny Dippin' [8:27]
3. Photos for Mom [8:10]
4. The Kiss [6:02]
5. Endurance or Failure [7:22]
6. Dress-Up [6:48]
7. Like Mother, Like Daughter [11:17]
8. Families Do Stuff [12:09]
9. The Photo Shoot [5:59]
10. Breathe! [6:53]
11. Holding On [3:23]
12. Ending Credits [4:05]

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Rain 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best movies I've seen in my life!. It combines an amazing adaptation from the book by Kirsty Gunn, the beauty of the hidden New Zealand north coast and the right music by ex-Crowded House vocalist (and New Zealand native) Neil Finn. I, tenderly, call this kind of movies ''Pieces of Sausage'' because what they show are pieces taken random from a long thing called life without any apparent (and predictable) begginning or ending. Just a simple yet wonderful piece of life in which we see ourselves reflected one way or another. A few movies inspired such beauty and I guess that the lack of features on the DVD (no languages, no closed-captions, no commentaries) were made on purpose in order to show the foreign-movie lover the pure essense of the movie exactly as it was intended ¿and magnificently delivered- by the director Christine Jeffs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was phenomenal. The plot keeps you interested and the characters and acting are spectacular.