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Lou (2010)

TV-PG | | Drama | 17 June 2010 (Australia)
Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia (Emily Barclay) is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her... See full summary »

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Belinda Chayko

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Belinda Chayko
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Complete credited cast:
John Hurt ... Doyle
Lily Bell Tindley Lily Bell Tindley ... Lou (as Lily Bell-Tindley)
Emily Barclay ... Rhia
Charlie-Rose MacLennan Charlie-Rose MacLennan ... Leanne
Eloise MacLennan Eloise MacLennan ... Lani
Daniela Farinacci Daniela Farinacci ... Mrs. Marchetti
Jay Ryan ... Cosmo
Jonathan Segat Jonathan Segat ... Blake
Damien Garvey ... Colin
Logan Reilly Logan Reilly ... Jock
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Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia (Emily Barclay) is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou (Lily Bell Tindley) blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out ten months ago and hasn't been seen since. Mother-daughter relations hit bottom when Rhia takes in Doyle (Sir John Hurt), her father in-law, who is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's Disease. Doyle turns Lou's initial hostility around with exciting tales of his South Seas adventures. But coursing deepest in his mind are fractured memories of Annie, his late wife. Before long, Doyle "sees" Annie in Lou and imagines he is courting her all over again. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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Sir John Hurt said of Lily Bell Tindle's maturity and poise at only age twelve, that it was remarkable. He added: "Working with child actors is always a gamble, but the gamble paid off. She's a very bright twelve-year-old, and most receptive and eager to learn." See more »

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Written by Olivia Waithe, Eliseus Joseph Jr and Julian Griffith
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another symptom of a film industry in trouble
23 July 2010 | by billybob49See all my reviews

This should never have been made. Even with the great John Hurt, it's reported 3 & half million budget (which would need box office returns in the area of 10:1 to break even) is irrecoverable. Creating more burnt investors and distributors who'll hesitate to touch an Australian film yet again...

Grim little "slice of life" film that even manages to flatten the lush landscape of Murwullinbah. OK performances and a script that feels like it's been put through the funding body wringer - no surprises, predictable events and story arc etc.

Reviewed as "Worthy" - i.e kiss of death. Should have been on TV .


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