Lawrence O'Toole
April 30, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Flirting

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
performer
Nicole Kidman, Thandie Newton, Noah Taylor
director
John Duigan
genre
Drama

We gave it a B-

The hefty supporting performance of Nicole Kidman in this Australian coming-of-age tale is much less interesting than those of leads Newton and Taylor, who play two outcasts — she’s black, he’s a stutterer — at adjoining private schools. They read Camus and Sartre, fall for each other, and have to deal with the rest of the brats as well as neurotic and sadistic teachers. Flirting is sweet, charming — and slight. B-

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