Beautiful Kate

Beautiful Kate

Beautiful Kate

Ben Mendelsohn plays a man who returns to his childhood home to see his dying father (Bryan Brown) in Rachel Ward's directorial debut.

"Ned (Ben Mendelsohn), a writer, leaves the city and drives with his girlfriend Toni (Maeve Dermody) to the isolated property where Bruce (Bryan Brown), his father, is dying. Living with Bruce is Ned’s younger sister, Sally (Rachel Griffiths). Toni, bored and increasingly hostile, is an unsympathetic hanger-on, as dark secrets from the family’s past are gradually revealed – secrets that involve the young Ned (Scott O’Donnell) and his twin sister, ‘beautiful’ Kate (Sophie Lowe)." (Sydney Film Festival)

2009Rating: MA15+, Strong sexual themes and sex scenes, Strong coarse language and nudity90 minsAustralia
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Reviews & comments

Total Film

Total Film

press

Ward weaves a deft hidden family tragedy, but you'll see the revelations coming a country mile away.

3.0
The Age

The Age

press

Rachel Ward's directorial debut is well acted and handsomely shot by Andrew Commis, but it goes nowhere.

4.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Ward's tough-minded and uniquely Australian version of Southern Gothic does reward your perseverance by at last making you care.

Independent

Independent

press

Beguiles almost to the last frame.

4.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A powerful tale of forbidden love, isolation and making peace with the past. Beautiful Kate is truly hypnotic.

4.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Ward weaves a deft hidden family tragedy, but you'll see the revelations coming a country mile away.

3.0
The Age

The Age

press

Rachel Ward's directorial debut is well acted and handsomely shot by Andrew Commis, but it goes nowhere.

4.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Ward's tough-minded and uniquely Australian version of Southern Gothic does reward your perseverance by at last making you care.

Independent

Independent

press

Beguiles almost to the last frame.

4.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A powerful tale of forbidden love, isolation and making peace with the past. Beautiful Kate is truly hypnotic.

4.0

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