Looking for Alibrandi (2001)

Looking for Alibrandi


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A teenage girl confronts the crises of growing up -- some typical, some unusual -- in this drama. Josie (Pia Miranda) is the 17-year-old daughter of Christina Alibrandi (Greta Scacchi), a single mother and member of a large extended family of Sicilian immigrants living in Sydney, Australia. While Josie loves her mother, she's grown weary of her strict family, especially her grandmother Nonna Katia (Elena Cotta). The fact that her relatives still have issues with Christina raising her child out … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Melina Marchetta
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as Ron Bishop

as Michael Andretti

as Mr. Coote

as Christina Alibrandi

as Sister Louise

as Josiephine Alibrandi
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Critic Reviews for Looking for Alibrandi

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | October 6, 2008
Top Critic

"a remarkably fresh, energetic celebration of youth and culture."

July 16, 2001
Critical Eye

It may be a little film, but it speaks from the heart.

Full Review… | May 22, 2001

Full Review… | October 26, 2001
Dark Horizons

Full Review… | December 10, 2001
Shadows on the Wall

Full Review… | May 22, 2001
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for Looking for Alibrandi

Terrific comedy of an Italian-Australian schoolgirl's life with her relationships and fantasties that reminds me from my favourite US TV series' Ally McBeal. Pia Miranda does an excellent performance in this Aussie cult film.

Dean McKenna

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