Girl Asleep

TV & Satellite Week - - Films -

This de­cid­edly off­beat Aus­tralian com­edy com­bines the dead­pan kook­i­ness of Napoleon Dy­na­mite with the naffness of 1970s subur­bia and some sur­real fairy-tale flour­ishes all of its own. Bethany Whit­more plays an awk­ward ado­les­cent girl who falls into a dream­sleep while ne­go­ti­at­ing the com­ing or­deal of her 15th birth­day party, an­tag­o­nised by a trio of mean girls and mor­ti­fied by her clueless par­ents. The film’s dis­parate el­e­ments don’t al­ways gel, but its sweet spirit and odd­ball hu­mour make it hard to dis­like. 2015,12, 76MIN

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.