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Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Movies - LEIGH PAATCH Now show­ing State Cinema

A tor­rid and gen­uinely in­volv­ing con­tem­po­rary drama, Wish You Were Here marks a very promis­ing fea­ture di­rec­to­rial de­but from Syd­ney film­maker ( and some­time ac­tor) Kieran Darcy- Smith.

The com­pelling tale cen­tres on a quar­tet of 30- some­thing Aus­tralians, of whom only three have re­turned from a re­cent Cam­bo­dian hol­i­day.

With the truth sur­round­ing the mys­te­ri­ous dis­ap­pear­ance of their friend yet to be de­ter­mined, each char­ac­ter faces a cri­sis from which they may never re­cover.

Weath­er­ing the worst of it are mar­ried cou­ple Dave ( Joel Edger­ton) and Alice ( Felic­ity Price).

Dave may know more about the final move­ments of the ab­sent Jeremy ( Antony Starr) than he is let­ting on.

The miss­ing man’s girl­friend, Steph ( Teresa Palmer), also has a take on the sit­u­a­tion she would rather keep un­der wraps.

Mean­while, Alice – who is also Steph’s sis­ter, just to fur­ther com­pli­cate an al­ready messy mat­ter – is seven months’ preg­nant, and aware enough to know that some­thing is not quite right with her hus­band.

For the most part, it’s con­sis­tently strong and in­trigu­ing stuff but is let down by a seem­ingly rushed ( or pos­si­bly ill- con­ceived?) final act.

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