The Rage in Placid Lake (2004)
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Australian playwright Tony McNamara makes his directorial debut with the offbeat comedy The Rage in Placid Lake, adapted from his own play The Cafe Latte Kid. In his first feature film, indie rocker Benny Lee stars as a troubled teen named Placid Lake. The child of new-agey eccentric parents (Garry McDonald and Miranda Richardson), Placid spends his childhood getting picked on by bullies. Fortunately, he finds friendship with classmate Gemma Taylor (Rose Byrne), whose father (Nicholas Hammond)
Oct 22, 2004 Wide
Apr 18, 2006
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Watching this movie is a bit like going to a dance where the drummer can't keep a steady beat. You think you should be laughing, but you just can't quite bring yourself to.
An amiable film comedy that leaves you feeling good as opposed to feeling for your wallet.
What's missing from McNamara's film is right there in the title: the anger that cauterizes teen-movie glibness and burns down to the heart of the matter.
Polished and dark, but upbeat.
Lee makes an engagingly laid-back lead and a bespectacled Rose Byrne is adorable as the geeky girl-next-door.
There's an amusingly askance approach to the whole coming-of-age process that keeps us engaged.
Presents the business world as a caricature without bringing fresh comic twists to a much-lampooned subject.
A pleasurable but ephemeral moment for Oz Film.
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