The Rage in Placid Lake
2003 cert 15, running time 90 minutes
Director: Tony McNamara
An exuberant, sharply satirical comedy about two parentally neglected teenagers who find the courage to believe in themselves.
An Australian/British production.
Starring Ben Lee, Rose Byrne, Miranda Richardson, Garry McDonald and Nicholas Hammond
?Tony McNamara has conjured an instant cult classic, as funny as any Australian film in recent memory. McNamara arms his script with witty barbs and aided by some fine comic performances from a splendid cast. If he never acts again, Lee can be assured of his place in cinemas pantheon of great comic performances.
A bookish Rose Byrne also proves her mettle far more than her recent American outings TROY and WICKER PARK. But it?s a frizzy haired Richardson who steals the film with an excruciating turn as a beatnik mother-from-hell. With its hear firmly in the right place, this is one film that?s impossible to dislike.?
8/10 stars - TNT Film Of The Week
?The script is full of Aussie humour ? smart, absurd, blackly hilarious and astute?a little beauty.?
Johnny Vaughan - The Sun
?an unexpected treat?
"A quirky and endearing coming-of-age tale from Australia, with charming performances and an hilariously absurd script. Ben Lee is superb as Placid Lake, desperate to rid himself of his pesky virginity. Miranda Richardson is terrific as his stoner mum."
7/10 stars - QX Magazine
Format: DVD PAL Region 0
More details: The Rage in Placid Lake website.