Summer Coda (2010)
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Critic Reviews for Summer Coda
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.
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.
In the end it's the love story that counts and it's a beautifully acted and surprisingly touching relationship.
Summer Coda is disappointing, an under-nourished, spasmodically involving melodrama set largely amid the orange groves of Mildura in rural Victoria.
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.
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.
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