Beautiful

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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.