High Tide Movie Review Summary

Actors: Judy Davis, Jan Adele

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    This drama from Gillian Armstrong is the story of an Aussie woman who faces up to her past.
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    Lilli (Judy Davis) is a back-up singer for an Elvis impersonator, until she's fired while on tour in a backwater town. With her car on the fritz, Lilli finds she has to hang around until a replacement part can arrive from the big city. She finds shelter in a nearby trailer park, where she's befriended by a young girl named Ally.
   Lilli doesn't realize it at first, but Ally is the daughter she hasn't seen since she was a baby. It's only when she runs into her former mother-in-law, Bet, who has been raising the girl, that Lilli understands who Ally is. Lilli must then decide whether to explain to her daughter why she's been absent from her life. She must also figure out whether she will take custody of her daughter, despite Bet's fierce determination to keep Ally with her.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Daughter

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Australian


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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