Girl Asleep

Girl Asleep

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Catalogue no: DAVID3574

Media: DVD

Classification: M

Category: Film

Genre: Australian, Family

Barcode: 9344256014635

No of Discs: 1

Language: English

Year: 2015

Release Date: 07-12-2016

Availability: In stock

What happens when one misstep forward is less of a trip and more of an adventure? The world is closing in on 14 year-old Greta Driscoll (Bet

Additional Information

Actors Bethany Whitmore; Harrison Feldman
Director Rosemary Myers
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Video Encoding NTSC
Audio 5.1
Region All
Runtime 77

Digitales Reviews

Girl Asleep Review by Bre
1) Did you like it?

2) Why?
This is a coming of age film with a difference.

It starts off pretty typically: a teenaged Greta on the brink of adulthood struggling to navigate her new world. Starting at a new school and having a 15th birthday party looming forced on her by her well-meaning but clueless mother, she’s faced with making some tough decisions regarding the relationships in her life.

But after having a falling out with her new best friend at her party, the tone of the movie does a complete 180 as Greta falls asleep and enters a strange dreamland where she’s forced to confront her fears about growing up, say goodbye to her childhood, and rethink how she views the people in her life.

While I enjoyed this film, I don’t think it was adapted from the play very well. The dialogue, direction, style of acting and even some of the special effects are much more suited to the theatre than the cinema. The actors for the most part do an excellent job, but they can’t quite shake the staginess of it. Despite its flaws, it’s easy to get lost in the fun, quirkiness of the film and I challenge you to not fall in love with the characters!

3) “You would enjoy this movie if…”
You are nostalgic for the fun cheesiness of the 70s.

4) “This movie made me think about…”
How different theatre and film really are. Because both involve telling a story through acting and dialogue, it’s easy to forget.

5) Overall rating?
3.5 stars. (Posted on 5/12/2016)