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48 Shades (2006)

A sensitive, late-blooming teenage boy moves in with his twenty-something aunt to finish his final year of school - and finds himself falling for her house-mate.

Director:

Daniel Lapaine

Writers:

Nick Earls (novel), Daniel Lapaine (written for the screen by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Wilson ... Dan
Robin McLeavy ... Jacq
Emma Lung ... Naomi
Nicholas Donaldson Nicholas Donaldson ... Chris Burns (as Nick Donaldson)
Mike Booth ... Phil (as Michael Booth)
Victoria Thaine ... Imogen
Paul Bishop Paul Bishop ... Mr. Wilkes
Eleanor Logan Eleanor Logan ... Lisa / Gazoonga Attack (vocals)
Tamara Bell Tamara Bell ... Self - Gazoonga Attack
Renae Collett Renae Collett ... Self - Gazoonga Attack
Serinda Rogers Serinda Rogers ... Self - Gazoonga Attack
Cory Robinson ... Jason
Nick Earls Nick Earls ... Deli Owner
Joshua Donnelly Joshua Donnelly ... Stoned Kid
Peita McCulloch Peita McCulloch ... Blonde Woman (as Peta McCulloch)
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Based on the award winning novel by Nick Earls, 48 Shades of Brown, this coming of age comedy is about a 16 year old, Dan, who must choose between going to Geneva with his parents for a year or move into a house with his young Aunt, Jacq, and her roommate, Naomi. He chooses the latter and now, in his final year of school has to come to terms with survival in an adult world and falling in love for the first time. Written by steven

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This is how they play down under. See more »

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Trivia

Richard Wilson, Robin McLeavy and Victoria Thaine would later appear in The Loved Ones (2009). Despite having a similar age difference to their characters in this film, in the later film both McLeavy and Wilson portrayed teenagers. See more »

Goofs

When Jacq and Dan are driving from the airport they cross the Story Bridge. The direction signs above them show they are traveling north, however the airport is ON the north side of the river, so southbound would make more sense. In any case, their destination appears to be around Bardon, which is on the same side of the river as the airport. See more »

Quotes

Chris Burns: I had a girl in there? Did I... you know?
Dan: Well, something made her throw up.
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Spoofs Romeo + Juliet (1996) See more »

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An enjoyable light comedy with a great soundtrack
4 September 2006 | by futari99See all my reviews

I'm sitting here listening to the soundtrack and it's reinforcing my first impression that this film was an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

While it may not deal with typical issues in teenage angst like Donnie Darko/ Brick/ 2.37 or have the solid structure of an Alibrandi/ 10 things/Leo's Romeo, it does approach growing up differently-very gentle and yet it holds your interest and thankfully doesn't cop out in the end.

I have read the book and thought it was better, like most books, because it had the time to deal with Dan's innermost thoughts. There were things that I would have done differently but I imagine that they did not have a big budget on this

This film seems to have two distinct divided camps. I can understand why some may not like it but I don't think it deserves to be completely written off. I gave into its charm and was pleasantly surprised.

I would recommend those who have seen the film to get the soundtrack-it is really worth it. I think I'll go and see it again, seeing that it's "tight arse Tuesday" I'd be really interested in your responses to the music.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Australian Pie: Naked Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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$70,901
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