movie film review | chris tookey
 
     
     
 

Flirting

 (PG)
Unknown - all rights reserved
     
  Flirting Review
Tookey's Rating
9 /10
 
Average Rating
7.73 /10
 
Starring
Noah Taylor , Thandie Newton , Nicole Kidman
Full Cast >
 

Directed by: John Duigan
Written by: John Duigan

 
 
 
Released: 1991
   
Genre: RITES-OF-PASSAGE
ROMANCE
SEQUEL
COMEDY
   
Origin: Australia
   
Length: 100
 
 


 
First love between pupils at neighbouring Australian boarding schools. The boy (Noah Taylor, pictured) is white, and the girl (Thandie Newton) is black. The reason they're attracted to each other is mainly that they're outsiders.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

Bookmark and Share

John Duigan's charming sequel to the critically acclaimed The Year My Voice Broke features the same remarkable young actor, Noah Taylor, and is even better. It evokes the ethos of single-sex education in 1965 with hilarious accuracy, and anyone who attended an English public school around that time will find the setting horribly familiar. You can almost smell the acne cream, sweaty socks and football boots. The story meanders, but the script is so full of human sympathy and wit that this hardly matters. There haven't been many more perceptive films about adolescence.


Key to Symbols