Aroview: Visually impressive though underwritten account of a fragile Australian teenager who flees her home for the wider world after being caught in bed with her mother's boyfriend.
Relocating to a tatty ski resort town, Cornish makes various desultory connections with the locals, slowly navigating the discrepancies between love and sex. Shot with a tumbledown intimacy and subdued rawness, this eschews the abrasiveness of UNDER THE SKIN for a more soulful exploration of similar territory. Won't resonate with all, but all the same, a highly promising directorial debut for Shortland.
4 stars (Very Good) Beautifully shot coming–of–age film. An emotionally troubled Heidi leaves an unsuitable homelife to start anew in a new town. She meets and falls for Joe, a boy from a much wealthier family, who seems to bring out a self-destructive side in her.~GenXGirl