Cast Members of Note- Sebastian Gregory, Tahyna Tozzi, Asher Keddie, and Peta Wilson.
As some creepy Tim Burton-esque music begins, we're told by voice over that not all is well in Australian suburbia; 2 pretty schoolgirls have gone missing, only to show up sliced to bits, a third is still missing, and the creepy neighbor kid is stalking yet another local girl. The lesson here is that it doesn't pay to be a nubile young Hottie down under.
|In cases like this, I fully endorse stalking.|
|"You rush blindly into potential danger while I wait safely at home, k?"|
|Relax, he just wants you to help him find his puppy.|
This is basically a twisted coming of age story (as well as a meditation on how suburbia is all sorts of sketchy), demonstrating how a 14-year-old boy's hormones can and often do lead them right into all sorts of trouble. The acting helped drive the message home with some nice work by the leads, especially Peta Wilson. She's fantastic here.
I liked the whole point of the movie, and I like how the director got us to "fall for it" too; all of the rumor, innuendo, paranoia, and the dynamic of a suburban neighborhood and the weight of its gossip... but the ending left me with questions.
|Congratulations, you're a whore!|
|Trouble comes in all flavors, including wet.|
|Evil, evil little puss!|
This movie just oozes sexuality, and some of it of the creepy variety, but we get only a small bit of actual skin.
|Why is he looking at her face? |
Suburban Australia is creepy. Also, snooping only leads to trouble.
Beautiful is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.
Noice. (That's Australian for "Nice.")