Looking for Grace Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Looking for Grace

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Looking for clues.

  • Starring:

    Radha Mitchell, Richard Roxburgh, Odessa Young, Terry Norris, Julia Blake, Kenya Pearson, Myles Pollard, Tasma Walton

  • Directed by:

    Sue Brooks

  • Running time:

    100 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are kicked, hit by a vehicle. Objects are hit/banged/broken. Theft. Yelling. Murder, rape, becoming a missing person/child, killing, embezzlement mentioned. Blood/gore: Seizure, boy on crutches. Hospital scenes. Dental records, stitches, scar mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Teen sex (implied). Flirting, foreplay, undressing, bum-pinching. Innuendo, sexual banter. Shirtless man, girls in pyjamas, man in underwear, side-boob. Infidelity. Extra-marital affairs, sex discussed. Sucked toes, sleeping with a boy, lesbian mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (empty bottles on floor, wine in glasses). Pub scenes. Smoking (cigarettes). Drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, bloody. Belittling/misogynistic language. Slang for breasts. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Missing children, family, running away from home, infidelity, guilt, loss, financial difficulties, secrets, losing virginity, road trips, teen rebellion, fate, chance, tragedy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Hospital, pub settings. Dead parent/spouse. Dead mother, catching a spider, fear of spiders mentioned. Adoption discussed. Ducks. Taxidermy animal head on wall. Sausages eaten. Urination, vomiting, gagging.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Quirky, suspensful, unusual, beautiful, profound, ambitious, subtle, funny, sad, clever, engaging, entertaining, warm, oddball, intriguing, evocative, tender, bittersweet, attractive, accessible, thoughtful. Fine performances, committed cast, likeable characters, striking musical score, stunning landscapes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Unsatisfying, spluttering, fragmented, slow, messy, repetitive, uneven, frustrating. Stilted/awkward dialogue, some pointless scenes, odd shifts in tone, harrowing/baffling ending.

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