Video Review


MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Drama; With: Nicole Kidman, Thandie Newton and Noah Taylor

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-

Originally posted Apr 30, 1993 Published in issue #168 Apr 30, 1993 Order article reprints

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