The Year My Voice Broke
|The Year My Voice Broke
(1987) is an Australian coming of age film. I am prejudiced in favor
of Australian films, as they have a certain straight-forwardness that
I find refreshing. Unfortunately, this one did not draw me in. Part of
the problem was very thick accents, but the main problem was a story
that lacked originality, and characters that I didn't find appealing.
We have a nerd who is a lifetime buddy with an attractive female
classmate, who is his constant sexual fantasy girl. She has a fling
with the school bad boy. The town folk think of her as a slut. That's
pretty much it, other than the ending, which I won't give away.
|There was no nudity at all,
although the plot could have used some
What is the story
with director John Duigan? I can't figure that guy out. I guess he
really enjoys variety.
In addition to this
sensitive film, he has done Sirens, Wide Sargasso Sea, Paranoid,
Molly, The Leading Man, and Lawn Dogs. Does anybody see any pattern
there? That's a pretty wide variation of tones, topics, and
And how does
"Paranoid" fit in with the others?
three stars. Maltin 3/4, Apollo 77/100
summary. Five articles on file
won Best Picture from the Oz Academy
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 7.2, Apollo users 67/100.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C+.
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