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1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Australian teenager Heidi (Abbie Cornish) is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe (Sam Worthington) at a bar, she pursues a relationship with him and tries to find something resembling a normal home life. Heidi makes small strides by getting a job and finding a place to stay, but her relationship with Joe must overcome more than its share of hurdles.

Cast: Abbie Cornish , Sam Worthington , Lynette Curran , Erik Thomson , Hollie Andrew , Leah Purcell , Olivia Pigeot , Blake Pittman

Director: Cate Shortland

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Somersault (2004)

Release Date: April 21st, 2006|1 hr. 45 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    This is the kind of small filmmaking that leaves a big impression. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Ms. Shortland has announced her presence as a new filmmaker to be taken seriously, while her star, Abbie Cornish, gives a performance that starts impressively, and gets even better as it goes along. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Shortland's script takes some unnecessary turns, mostly with Joe's drinking and sexual insecurities. But as long as it's focused on Heidi's predicament, it is riveting drama. show more

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