Beautiful

March 5th, 2009







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Plot
After another teenager disappears from the idyllic suburb of Sunshine Hills, Suzy, the girl-next-door of every boy's dreams, persuades Daniel, a fourteen-year-old with an obsessive crush, to help her uncover the truth.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.1/10 (1,008 voted)

Director: Dean O'Flaherty

Stars: Peta Wilson, Aaron Jeffery, Asher Keddie

Storyline
After another teenager disappears from the idyllic suburb of Sunshine Hills, Suzy, the girl-next-door of every boy's dreams, persuades Daniel, a fourteen-year-old with an obsessive crush, to help her uncover the truth.

Cast:
Peta Wilson - Sherrie
Aaron Jeffery - Alan
Asher Keddie - Jennifer
Sebastian Gregory - Danny
Tahyna Tozzi - Suzy
Socratis Otto - Max
Alex Williamson - Bully
Laura Trevor - Amanda Howatt
Joe Meldrum - Boy Playing Cricket
Corey Boutwell - Boy Playing Cricket
Nat Nilson - Boy Playing Cricket
Ben Cosh - Boy Playing Cricket
Harris Goudas - Boy Playing Cricket
Jess Bosisto - Girl on Roller Skates
Tori O'Neil - Girl on Roller Skates

Taglines: Get me some secrets

Release Date: 5 March 2009

Filming Locations: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Opening Weekend: $14,340 (Australia) (8 March 2009) (19 Screens)

Gross: $32,024 (Australia) (22 March 2009)



Technical Specs

Runtime: Australia:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film marks the directorial debut of director Dean O'Flaherty.

Goofs:
Continuity: The film is made by an Australian company, and seems to be based in Australia, but the vehicles used are a mix of right-hand drive (used in Australia, Great Britain, etc.) and left-hand drive (used in U.S., Canada, etc.). When Alan drives Daniel home, it's right-hand drive; when one of the abducted girls gets into the black car, it's right-hand drive; when Sherrie gets up in the morning and goes to the doctor, it's left-hand drive... and yet, she is shown driving on the left-hand side of the road, as they do in Australia.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Suzy: When people visit Sunshine Hills, they comment on the beauty, and the serenity. What they don't talk about, is the real theater resides in our minds. I recall the exact moment that our fear was born. It started when the teenage girls in our neighborhood were being abducted. And number 46 - the *bad* house, with an equally dubious history of rape, and murder - very few tenants.



User Review

The dark side of suburban life

Rating: 7/10

despite a few comparisons to 'American beauty' and Blue velvet' this film is definitely not in the same league as those films.it is however a well constructed thriller from first time director Dean O'Flaherty.'Beautiful' shows us the secrets that hide behind what appears to be a normal suburban town in Adelaide and how the main character is determined to find the truth no matter how dark things might really be.Apparently this film was made on a low budget but the cinematography and acting by the cast is so impressive that you don't even notice.I thought the film loses steam near the end but overall this is a unique film that deserves to be seen by a mainstream audience.7 out of ten.









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