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So when she gets in his pickup he takes her to this ski resort town, which is not in the off-season, and there she tries to make a life for herself. Joe puts her up for the night in a motel run by Irene (Lynette Curran), who is willing to let Heidi stay in the flat behind the place that her son used to stay in as long as she pays rent and does not cause trouble. Heidi scours the town for a job at gets one working behind the counter at the BP station. She is way too needy for Joe, who has his own problems, but he sees her from time to time until she asks him if he is her boyfriend. He does not respond well to pressure and perhaps he is put off by her trashy background. In fact, that seems to be what most of the people in this town think about her, which is brought home in a scene that is representative of the tenor of this film.
At several key moments in "Somersault," the film does exactly that. You think you know what is about to happen when Heidi is being given a ride and the guy suddenly turns off the road to show her something; but the expected does not happen.Read more ›
The lovely sixteen-yea-old Heidi (Abbie Cornish) is a bit of a femme fatale. She knows men are attracted to her and she realizes pretty early on that she can probably get whatever she wants from them. After getting caught making out with her Mum's hunky young boyfriend, this lonely and wraithlike girl drifts up to Jindabyne in the Australian Alps of New South Wales.
Constantly yearning for male attention, her striking blond looks make her an easy target for the young, vacationing boys - they don't hesitate to take advantage of her. She's also a bit of a party girl and thinks nothing of getting drunk and stoned at the local hangouts. As she tries to find employment - she eventually gets a job working the counter in a service station - she catches the eye of Joe (a terrific Sam Worthington), the son of wealthy landowners.
Joe is handsome and likeable enough, although he's very uptight and remains non-committal. At first, he appears to be in it for thrill of sleeping with an underage girl, but his initial hesitancy masks a deep-seated self-loathing, and certain confusion over his sexuality. As much as Heidi needs him, Joe's just too insecure to return her feelings.
Of course, this is a world of entrenched snobbery where the sons and daughters of the wealthy landowners look down on working class girls like Heidi.Read more ›
We first met Heidi as her mom's boyfriend sends her into the local bar to get her. Her mom is annoyed when Heidi shows up (a younger version of herself) as she apparently enjoys the company of fellow male patrons more then staying at home. Abby is annoyed at her mom for the way she acts with other men. Typical mother/daughter relations when the daughter starts to become a woman. But Heidi's first attempts at feminine wiles are inappropriate and have dire consequences. She's devastated by her own actions as well as her mother's reaction and decides to run away. Abby goes to a resort town where she thinks she can get a job from a guy she met. He had given her his card and told her to call if she was ever in the area but of course, he did not really mean it and I felt for her when she made this call. She is stuck in a town with no place to stay and she does the only thing she knows works (me thinks her mom has not been the best role model), let a man have sex with you in exchange for drinks, a place to stay - fill in the blank really. Heidi is in that very awkward stage between childhood and becoming a woman. The actress (Abby Cornish) plays her with amazing skill, her whole body language tells the story. Heidi soon hooks up with Joe (Sam Worthington) who also wants to "sleep" with her but she mistakes his backhanded kindness for love and calls every number in the town's phone book until she tracks him down. He ignores her.Read more ›
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any movie with Abbie Cornish will always be a five from me.Published 1 month ago by Invictus Peacekeeper
Well worth a look-see. This is a very visual type of movie and pure story from start to finish. don't look for cars exploding or anything, this is a slow story but one that defies... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Russell S
We very much wanted to see something that Sam Worthington had done before Avatar and Terminator Salvation. What a huge disappointment this movie was! Read morePublished 7 months ago by ScaperGal
Not quite sure what this young woman was looking for as she was thrown out of her house for making out with her friends lover. Not sure she ever found it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tim Sweem
Great movie disc was free of scratches and case was in good conditionPublished 9 months ago by Andrew Higgins
I liked the movie so much that I have watched it about 4 times already. Very well done. Abby Cornish is just lovely.Published 10 months ago by Carol
a so-so film, only notable for the fact that sam worthington does gay,way outside his comfort zone, but gives a credible performance nevertheless. Read morePublished 19 months ago by tito shaw