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Flirting (1992)

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Critic Consensus: 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 revolving around Danny's "awkward" years. Featured in the cast as one of Newton's schoolmates is Nicole Kidman.

Cast

Noah Taylor
as Danny Embling
Thandie Newton
as Thandiwe Adjewa
Nicole Kidman
as Nicola Radcliffe
Bartholomew Rose
as Gilby Fryer
Kiri Paramore
as Slag Green
Kym Wilson
as Melissa Miles
Jeff Truman
as Morris Cutts
Marshall Napier
as Rupert Elliott
Felix Nobis
as Jock Blair
Gregg Palmer
as Colin Proudfoot
Kim Wilson
as Melissa Miles
Marc Gray
as Christopher Laidlaw
Greg Palmer
as Colin Proudfoot
Joshua Marshall
as 'Cheddar' Fedderson
David Wieland
as 'Possum' Piper
Craig Black
as 'Pup' Pierdon
Leslie Hill
as Greg Gilmore
John Dicks
as Reverend Consti Nicholson
Naomi Watts
as Janet Odgers
Lisa Spinadel
as Barbara Howe
Francesca Raft
as Fiona Spry
Danielle Lyttleton
as Jean Thomas
Jacqui Fifer
as Stacey Burt
Fiona Press
as Mrs. Archer
Maggie Blinco
as Miss Guinevere MacReady
Jane Harders
as Miss Sylvia Anderson
Malcolm Robertson
as Bruce Embling
Judi Farr
as Sheila Embling
Freddie Paris
as Solomon Adjewa
Femi Taylor
as Letitia Adjewa
Gillian Hyde
as Dr. Alison Pierce
Harry Lawrence
as Motel Manager
Michael Williams
as Sonny Liston
Kurt Frey
as Jean-Paul Sartre
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Critic Reviews for Flirting

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

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.

Full Review… | August 8, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Miles ahead of the average teen film, Flirting is a most agreeable sequel to John Duigan's earlier pic The Year My Voice Broke.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

If Duigan maintains the dark yet humanistic humor that has graced both films, we should all be back for more.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

I didn't really get it. I didn't feel the adolescent pains.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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