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There are several themes on which the screenplay is built, from bullying and social status to sexual assault ... but also friendship, parenting and self esteem...while you could say it's a message board of a film, that's exactly what it sets out to be
Yowza! This was an unexpected film to wander into. So the selling points are the beautiful teens in an Australian beach prep school . Unfortunately, the plot from there is about how a girl was viciously gang raped two months previously and the school's student body is rife with gossip of how she was consensual in the attack. This has happened multiple times in the media of the US in 2013. In most cases the perpetrators were barely punished by the American courts, so the news media had to crucify the rapists and witch burners themselves. Thus, the plot of this film hit very close to home. It's crazy how beautiful the movie is and what darkness it is really about. I found the film terribly disturbing, bitter, and sad. The flashy editing however did an overall disservice. The film is good, but doesn't quite feel great. It's effective, but given the ugly reality I witnessed this year, I dare say this film handles everything too softly.
A girl gets raped at a party (This is probably a spoiler, but it was pretty obvious). Afterwards everyone disowns and de-friends the girl. They are right bastardly toward her. In the end they realize how shitty they are and turn on another girl who was the worst of them. Then go after the rapists... The plot is not amazing. The characters were pretty strong though, which makes this watchable.
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