Somersault Lost, lonely, longing 16-year-old sexpot or irritating indie-movie crazy girl? In Somersault , a big prizewinner in writer-director Cate Shortland's native Australia, Heidi (Abbie Cornish)… Somersault Lost, lonely, longing 16-year-old sexpot or irritating indie-movie crazy girl? In Somersault , a big prizewinner in writer-director Cate Shortland's native Australia, Heidi (Abbie Cornish)… 2006-04-21 Unrated PT106M Drama Abbie Cornish Sam Worthington Lynette Curran Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

Somersault (2006)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
FLIPPING OUT Cornish is Somersault 's restless, confused heroine
FLIPPING OUT Cornish is Somersault's restless, confused heroine
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Apr 21, 2006; Rated: Unrated; Length: 106 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Abbie Cornish and Sam Worthington; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Lost, lonely, longing 16-year-old sexpot or irritating indie-movie crazy girl? In Somersault, a big prizewinner in writer-director Cate Shortland's native Australia, Heidi (Abbie Cornish) is both. She runs away from home after getting caught fooling around with her mother's boyfriend, takes a bus to a ski resort on the road to nowhere, and proceeds to seek out other wrong men in other beds, sorting out the differences between love and sexual desire as she tumbles. The character can be a dolt, but Cornish is a marvel, exuding a reckless hunger and prowling with a sexuality of potent directness.

Originally posted May 03, 2006 Published in issue #876 May 12, 2006 Order article reprints
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