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Flirting (1992)

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96

Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 24
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 1

A terrific follow-up to The Year My Voice Broke, Flirting is a teen movie worth watching, thanks to emotionally engaging performances and an endearing script.

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Average Rating: 7.5/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 1

A terrific follow-up to The Year My Voice Broke, Flirting is a teen movie worth watching, thanks to emotionally engaging performances and an endearing script.

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Australian filmmaker John Duigan followed up his captivating The Year My Voice Broke with Flirting. Noah Taylor repeats his "Danny" characterization from the earlier film, while Thandie Newton plays a Ugandan exchange student who attends an Australian girls boarding school. Billeted at a nearby boy's school, Danny finds himself falling in love with Newton, though he is frequently at a loss as to how to express himself. Flirting is the second in a proposed trilogy of John Duigan-directed films

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Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy

Sep 17, 2002

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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (1) | DVD (2)

Not only worthy of its fine predecessor, this tender, perceptive, and gorgeously acted memory piece may even surpass it in subtlety, feeling, and depth of characterization.

August 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Miles ahead of the average teen film, Flirting is a most agreeable sequel to John Duigan's earlier pic The Year My Voice Broke.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Mr. Duigan avoids melodrama, which is all to the good. Yet his gift for the acutely observed commonplace detail is neither strong nor original enough to transform the movie into something comparable to so many similar, better films.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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If Duigan maintains the dark yet humanistic humor that has graced both films, we should all be back for more.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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This kind of emotional precision -- that is, this ability to make the subtlest psychological distinctions -- is a rare gift, and Duigan gets full mileage out of it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post | Comment (1)
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Flirting is one of those rare movies with characters I cared about intensely. I didn't simply observe them on the screen, I got involved in their decisions and hoped they made the right ones.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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An absolute gem, and a treat not to be missed.

August 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

An intelligently written and marvelously acted coming-of-age tale set in rural Australia in the 1960s.

August 8, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Truthful and compassionate.

August 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Film4
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Animation is used here clearly to allow the story to be told with a certain amount of distance, yet the constant shift in tone and introduction of video elements keeps the film intensely unsettling.

June 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Scouts
Film Scouts

A truly memorable coming-of-age romance.

December 27, 2002
Lawrence Journal-World

An offbeat charmer

October 10, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Nowhere near as novel as The Year My Voice Broke....but still worthwhile

September 18, 2002
Moviehole

Puts on display director John Duigan's knack for conveying the universal anguish of adolescence

August 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Surprisingly endearing and frequently funny.

July 25, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Writer-director John Duigan has come up with witty, intelligent dialogue and elicits incredibly natural performances from his young stars.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

If you're feeling nostalgic for the high of a first love, or you're just plain high on love, anyway, then see Flirting. It will give you the warm fuzzy that you've been looking for.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

The formulaic script finally had something to say toward the end.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Flirting

Charming and entertaining, Flirting, have a captivating script, acting and a good direction that make the audience watch Duigan's movie from the beginning to his end. Fresh.
June 26, 2011
Lucas Martins

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I didn't really get it. I didn't feel the adolescent pains.
May 1, 2011
jennifxu

Super Reviewer

Sensitive teen drama at Sydney boarding school and Nicole Kidman is perfectly as a 16-year-old snooty school prefect (she was 24 years old when that movie was filmed).
January 31, 2007
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Dean McKenna

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A witty Australian drama. Interesting how Nicole Kidman is a supporting character and yet ended up on the cover of the DVD release. Interesting marketing ploy.
January 13, 2010
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