Summer Coda (2010)



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Hitchhiking home to a family she's never known, Heidi meets Michael. In the stunning orange groves of country Australia, they embark on an adventure, discovering their secrets and lives may be better shared.


Critic Reviews for Summer Coda

All Critics (14)

If you can forgive its clumsy moments, the film exudes a considerable sensual power. Perhaps it's not enough, but it makes me look forward to Gray's next film.

Oct 22, 2010 | Full Review…

The performances are nice but I don't think there's enough substance there in either of these people and I actually didn't believe the chemistry between them.

Oct 21, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

In the end it's the love story that counts and it's a beautifully acted and surprisingly touching relationship.

Oct 21, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5

Summer Coda is disappointing, an under-nourished, spasmodically involving melodrama set largely amid the orange groves of Mildura in rural Victoria.

Oct 21, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The themes of loss and moving on are sincere, but way too laboured. Angus Sampson brightens proceedings briefly as one of the fruit pickers -- will somebody please write a comedy lead for this guy? -- but otherwise it's an emotionally flat affair.

Oct 21, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

he bucolic rhythms of life in the orange grove have a lot of allure. It's Eden on the Murray and if you sit back and let its glories wash over you, you'll find a lot here to like.

Oct 21, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Summer Coda

Very slow, and at times felt too much so and was tempted to switch it off. But it was worth sticking with. Just. Nice story about loss and how two people deal with it and how meeting helps them both move on. Not a huge amount of story, but nicely done. One small gripe was Rachael Taylor's American accent - very grating and false. She is a pretty girl with a nice screen presence, though.

Nicki Marie
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