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'Romeo and Juliet' with Monsters in Australia.,
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Mike is a lonely boy at his suburban Australian school. He is a regular latecomer and clearly not one of the `in crowd'. Then a new boy turns up and the English teacher pairs them up to do a project on `Romeo and Juliet'. New boy is the shyly handsome William who lives with his alcoholic, bullying father. He suggests doing a video remake based on classic monster tales and they go for `Frankenstein' and the `Wolfman' - which they make themselves up with none too convincing results - brilliant.
As the video develops so does their relationship and soon the burgeoning hormones of adolescence are set to take over and we are all set for another take on the star crossed lovers.
There is no real bedroom action here either but that is not the point of the story as it is a coming of age and coming out tale. I really enjoyed this independent film. It does have flaws and one is that it seemed to take a while to get going, but once it does then it soon finds its' rhythm. Some of the scenes just looked too staged and yes I know they have to be but you can almost hear `and action!'Also some of the acting is a bit am - dram but the two leads in Tristan Barr as Mike and Lucas Linehan as William are both convincing and had proper screen chemistry. Still despite all of the above this was a very good and credit worthy film, it is like an old T.V. that takes its time to warm up, and hence is very much worth the effort of bearing with it. I hope the team don't take too long before they have another film out.