Rain is a beautiful, sensual and ultimately unfathomably tragic coming of age tale which simultaneously charts the sexual awakening of 13 year old Janey and the disintegration of her parents marriage. Director Christine Jeffs, on what I would imagine was a fairly limited budget, has crafted an emotionally true, cinematically rich and naturalistically performed tale which work on all levels, and will stay with you long afetr the end credits roll. It is also a film which, for Australian and New Zealand viewers in particular, but I would imagine more generally too, uses a beautifully crafted sense of nostalgia to make the sights, sounds and family dynamic of the family vacation so true that it can unlock sensations and emotions linked to personal childhood memories. A little gem.
2) The Movie "Rain" with Brooklyn Sudano and Faye Dunaway is a great movie. A bit steryotyped but certainly makes one think of other aspects of life. I really enjoyed this movie.