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Rated
PG-13
Runtime 97 min
Ratings
85% critics Rotten Tomatoes
84% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Where to Watch
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Genre Drama, Romance
Release 03/06/08
Actors Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson
Directors Elissa Down
Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?
Genre Drama, Romance
Release 03/06/08
Actors Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson
Directors Elissa Down
Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?