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Envy (1999)





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Australian director Julie Money debuts with this bleak, confronting picture about middle-class whites, revenge, and family disillusionment. The film opens with the theft of a black dress off the clothesline of wife and homemaker Kate (Linda Cropper) by a band of suburban thugs led by Nick (Scott Major) and sexpot Rachel (Anna Lise Phillips). When Kate spies her dress on Rachel at the local swimming pool, she decides to take it back, no matter the consequences. The hoodlums retaliate by breaking into Kate's house and sexually torturing her son Matt (Wade Osborne); this almost pushes Kate over the edge. Her all-consuming passion for revenge, which threatens her marriage and relationship with her son, eventually erupts into a horrifyingly violent climax. Envy was screened at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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An interesting but ultimately disappointing entry in the ever-growing sub-genre of sociopathic youth films (Ils, Eden Lake, The Strangers, etc., etc.), The New Girlfriend starts off with real potential as a unique twist on the rape-revenge paradigm, but it ultimately wimps out and becomes little more than a family drama instead of the brutal horror film it could have been. Still, given its release date in 1999, it is rather prescient of the films to come....

Al Miller
Al Miller

Debut director Julie Money shows remarkable assurance with material rarely tackled in Australian cinema.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

first off its so Australian, the type of situation that would never take place in The U.S, like who would steal a dress from a pool locker? or walk around in a bikini top like club med while wearing black lip stick,? the box cover for this movie is some chick with a knife but it has nothing to do with a killer, its about a lady who steals back a dress a hoodlum steals from her and as a result the girl and her boyfriend sexually asult her son and initiate a back and forth battle. with ridiculous


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