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Editorial Reviews

Tim is a young man with below average intelligence. Mary asks Tim to work around her yard and the two soon become friends. Some people, however, are suspicious of their friendship which seems to be continually strengthening, accusing Mary of taking advantage of Tim s innocence. Will changing circumstances in Tim s life change his relationship with Mary?

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  • Actors: Mel Gibson, Piper Laurie, Alwyn Kurt
  • Directors: Michael Pate
  • Format: Color, Compilation, DVD, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Peace Arch Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 7, 2009
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001C47ZOW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,233 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Very good acting.
gloria zuercher
One thing I was very glad of was that a very disgusting scene from early on in the book was cut out of the movie.
Snakewoman
It is an understated, yet excellently crafted love story.
A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 1, 2004
Format: DVD
Before Mel Gibson became the controversial director of the edgy hit, "The Passion of the Christ," he starred in an almost forgotten but award-winning 1979 movie, "Tim." It is an understated, yet excellently crafted love story.

Tim Melville has the innocence and desire to love of Forrest Gump, but is not the cartoon of a character as Tom Hanks portrayed. He lives with his soon-to-be-married sister and parents in a small, working class home.

Like in 1981's "Gallipoli," Gibson is a young Australian, complete with an accent. Here, he is a slow, but gentle laborer who does yard work for Mary, an older woman, played by Piper Laurie.

Slowly, they discover that although 20+ years separate them, they are falling love. His parents and sister protect him and want the best for him. They show mixed feelings about the relationship that Tim and Mary do not realize exists.

This is a romance, but it is also about the love of Tim's father for his son, and of the process of life. It is sad; expect tears to be shed.

We see Gibson in a role that highlights the working man, the need to respect and care for the mentally challenged, and the show the many layers of love in a family.

It is unrated, but probably deserves a PG rating. There's no profanity, violence or adult scenes. The audio is decent, but the video quality is lacking. The age of the original film shows some deterioration. There are no extras to speak of, except for a short bio of Gibson and Piper.

Anthony Trendl
editor, HungarianBookstore.com
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 28, 2005
Format: DVD
This is a gem of a film, starring the underrated Piper Laurie in the role of Mary Horton, a well-to-do, but lonely, business woman, who befriends Tim Melville, a very nice, good looking day laborer, earnestly played by a very young Mel Gibson. Tim happens to be a little simple. His family describes him as being "a few short of a full quid".

While he does work around her house, Mary gets to know Tim, as well as his working class family. As time goes on, a deep fondness that ripens into love develops between the two. He brings her out of her shell, and she teaches him to read and explains concepts that will enable him to function better in the world around him. Based upon Colleen McCollough's book of the same name, this is a very well acted-film, with fine performances by the supporting cast, as well as the leads.

The quality of the DVD, however, is bargain basement with no additional features. Moreover, the DVD picture is best described as grainy. This is unfortunate for such an excellent film. A better transfer from print to DVD should have been executed, as this film certainly merits it, as does the viewer.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Judith Johnson VINE VOICE on August 15, 2009
Format: DVD
Made the same year as Mad Max (Special Edition) burst on the scene, Tim is based on a story by Colleen McCullough ( The Thornbirds) about a May-December relationship between a 40-something professional woman played by Piper Laurie ( Carrie) and her 23-year-old, mentally limited but physically mature yardboy Mel Gibson (in his first movie role). The plot is worthy of the Lifetime channel but Laurie and Gibson are great and the supporting cast which includes respected Australian actors Alwyn Kurts and Pat Evison transcends the simplistic and slightly pervey script.

This Australian film was made so quickly and cheaply, I don't believe they even did second takes. Happily, the 30th anniversary edition has been remastered so it is a clear and watchable print and re-edited to include a couple of deleted scenes.

Of course, young Gibson's gorgeous blue eyes, cute accent and his character's charming innocence are so very appealing that the script actually seems plausible. Mel's physical attributes are happily highlighted by his short shorts work outfit and by the blue Speedo style trunks he wears to the beach. Gibson looks quite angelic in the white dress suit he is wearing in one pivotal scene. His engaging performance here makes one sad to consider the buffoon into which he has evolved.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 10, 2001
Format: DVD
One of Mel Gibson's earliest films, "Tim" has been overlooked by most Mel Gibson fans. Gibson plays a young, mentally challenged Australian in a romantic relationship with an older, American business executive (Piper Laurie). A youthful Mel Gibson shows his talent to create believable characters and make us forget he's acting.

The film examines the theme of star-crossed lovers in the context of age, mental capacity, and social acceptance. The emotional tide of Tim's family, his lover, and their peers pulls at our heart-strings, and forces a sometimes uncomfortable self-examination of how we judge others and how we may define "love."

This movie is a great, romantic tear-jerker. The slower pace and gritty texture of early Australian cinema may deter some viewers, but the fresh story-line alone makes this movie well worth watching.

You'll like this movie if:
You liked Kevin Costner's "Message in a Bottle," and enjoyed Mel Gibson in "Man Without A Face" and "What Women Want."

You'll be disappointed if:
You're expecting a light, romantic comedy like "What Women Want," or the action of "The Road Warrior."
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