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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

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Guy Pearce
as Dean Randall
Zhu Lin
as Mei-Mei
Elaine Jin
as Miss Chen
John Atkinson
as Chalmers
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Critic Reviews for 33 Postcards

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

May 17, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

May 17, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's all in the name of heartstring tugging, and the film, directed by Pauline Chan ("Little White Lies"), does that pretty well.

May 16, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

May 16, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

A clunky hybrid-half feel-good weepie, half preposterous thriller-that functions primarily as an elaborate travel brochure ...

May 16, 2013 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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."

May 15, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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