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Wish You Were Here

Published in W
Monday, 17 June 2013 02:30
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Wish you weren't.

  • Starring

    Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price, Teresa Palmer, Antony Starr, Nicholas Cassim, Otto Page, Isabelle Austin-Boyd

  • Directed by

    Kieran Darcy-Smith

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), Unrated (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Car accident. People are stabbed, punched, threatened at gunpoint. A woman spanks her child. Object is thrown, smashed glass. Arguing, shouting (English and Cambodian). Blood/gore: Blood on face, bloody forehead, bloody legs, blood on clothing and floor, blood splatter. IV drip inserted into arm. Human skull. Skinned snake. Corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex on the beach. Oral sex implied. Infidelity. Child prostitution mentioned, brothel. Swimwear. Shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People consume ecstasy pills. Smoking marijuana. Ecstasy mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits), excessive drinking, drinking while pregnant, drink-driving. Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana joint). Gambling (card games).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Cultural, ethnic stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    South-East Asia, missing persons, foreign affairs, drug-trafficking, pregnancy, parenting, marriage, infidelity, gangsters, repercussions, secrets, premature birth.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting, labour and childbirth. Missing boyfriend/friend; husband cheated with wife's sister. Spiders, elephant, cows, dogs, mouse, planes. Raw meat, hanging carcasses, pig heads, pig carcass, animal skin, cooking snails. Bonfire, fire-breathing. Some Cambodian language (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Elegantly crafted, intricate, emotional, psychologically complex, lucid, incandescent, atmospheric. Flawless performances, surprising plot twists, accomplished direction, excellent cinematography and editing, powerful script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Plot contrivances. Overwrought, undercooked drama. Too much arguing.