It's the beginning of a long hot summer, and thirteen year old Janey (Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki) and her family settle into their isolated cottage for what's set to be another perfect holiday. But for Janey this will be no ordinary holiday, it will change her life forever. Every day she swims, fishes and cares for her brother Jim, while her mother Kate (Sarah Pierse) embarks on an affair with photographer Cody (Martin Csokas) and her father Ed (Alistair Browning) sits in the back yard, drinking whiskey and ignoring his family. Every night her parents throw parties to disguise their growing marriage problems and surrounded by adults drinking and flirting, she soon discovers her own sexuality with severe consequences.
70's family drama set in New Zealand
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70's set story of unhappy alcoholic wife/mother who competes with her teenage daughter for the attentions of an attractive photographer. Beautiful cinematography and some interesting camera shots unfortunately do not solely make a great movie. This has a plodding storyline to go with it in which not a lot happens until the tragic climax. OK but not great.