33 Postcards (2013)

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For ten years, Chinese orphan Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) dreams of meeting her Australian sponsor - Dean Randall (Guy Pearce) - and his 'perfect family'. When her orphanage travels to Australia to attend the Australian Choir Festival, Mei Mei takes the opportunity to look him up. What she finds, however, is far from the idyllic life he depicted in his postcards. Initially mismatched and disconnected, the two begin a journey in search of belonging, family, redemption, love and acceptance. (c) Gravitas

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Philip Dalkin, Martin Edmond, Pauline Chan
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On DVD: Aug 26, 2013
Runtime:
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as Dean Randall

as Mei-Mei

as Barbara

as Miss Chen

as Chalmers
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Critic Reviews for 33 Postcards

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (8)

Innocence meets experience, unconvincingly, in the strained redemption drama "33 Postcards."

Full Review… | May 17, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Were it not for the staccato bursts of violence, this Chinese-Australian co-production about how an adorable orphan brings love into the life of a hardened convict would feel like a film from Hayley Mills' heyday.

Full Review… | May 17, 2013
New York Post
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It's all in the name of heartstring tugging, and the film, directed by Pauline Chan ("Little White Lies"), does that pretty well.

Full Review… | May 16, 2013
New York Times
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There's no explaining the presence of Guy Pearce in Pauline Chan's sappy, atonal family drama. But it's easy enough to understand why he looks so uncomfortable throughout.

Full Review… | May 16, 2013
New York Daily News
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A clunky hybrid-half feel-good weepie, half preposterous thriller-that functions primarily as an elaborate travel brochure ...

Full Review… | May 16, 2013
AV Club
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Just when you think it can't get any more sentimental or tack on any more plot detours, the film attempts a clumsy cultural détente as the Chinese children's choir sings "Waltzing Matilda."

Full Review… | May 15, 2013
New York Observer
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