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      2000 1 hr. 36 min. Drama List
      Reviews 49% 250+ Ratings Audience Score The lives of four groups of urban Australians become intertwined as they try to make their way out of Sydney over the course of a sweltering weekend. Read More Read Less

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      r 9 'Sample People' is somewhat interesting, though never really delivers with its plot. It manages the rather large cast pretty well, with Simon Lyndon and Joel Edgerton being the standout performers. However, as noted, the actual story doesn't hit - I didn't care for any of the characters involved. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member On the surface, like an Aussie attempt at Human Traffic, just as Go was the USA's. However, while equally as cluttered up with action and drama as Go, the characters are very well observed like those in Human Traffic. There's no single plot, which for for me is a strength, but apparently for most reviewers a fatal flaw. Sheer energy keeps it moving, and for all its messiness I enjoyed it, and more than Dogs in Space, another budget indie cult movie to come out of Australia. More to think about than first meets the eye. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member The story of four groups of Sydney-siders as they seek escape routes over one sweltering weekend. Len (Nathan Page) the dreamer who stutters shyly just wants the gorgeous DJ Lush Puppy. Sem (Joel Edgerton) is a funky musician who has a premonition warning him that his girlfriend Cleo (Paula Arundell) is in danger. He just wants to get them both out of their inner-city world. Andy (Simon Lyndon) is a charismatic drifter who's conned his way through life and stolen money from his boss TT (David Field). He just wants to head up the coast with TT's girlfriend Jess (Kylie Minogue) but seems to be falling deeper into a love triangle of drugs and delusion. Finally, there's Joey (Justin Rosniak), a TV affected Homeboy who reveals to his best friend Gus that he's got a gun and will use it sooner or later. The inevitable moment will arrive when his violent gangster fantasies become reality. As the lives of our heroes become dramatically entwined, the consequences of their actions ricochet off each other. At 3 am Sunday morning their paths are drawn into one final life and death climax. also stars Ben Mendelson and Gandhi MacIntyre. directed by Clinton Smith. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member An upbeat dramatic thriller about four groups of Sydney-siders as they seek escape routes over one sweltering weekend. Len the dreamer who stutters shyly just wants the gorgeous DJ Lush Puppy. Sem is a funky musician who has a premonition warning him that his girlfriend Cleo is in danger. He just wants to get them both out of their inner-city world. Andy is a charismatic drifter who's conned his way through life and stolen money from his boss TT. He just wants to head up the coast with TT's girlfriend Jess but seems to be falling deeper into a love triangle of drugs and delusion. Finally, there's Joey, a TV affected Homeboy who reveals to his best friend Gus that he's got a gun and will use it sooner or later. The inevitable moment will arrive when his violent gangster fantasies become reality. As the lives of our heroes become dramatically entwined, the consequences of their actions ricochet off each other. At 3 am Sunday morning their paths are drawn into one final life and death climax. stars Kylie Minogue, Ben Mendelshon, Nathan Page, Justin Rosniak, Ghandi McIntyre, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Joel Edgerton and Paula Arundell. directed by Clinton Smith. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member I barely remember it now, but it was pretty bad. I only watched it because Ben Mendelsohn was in it, and I ended up with a huge crush on Len :P Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member having seen the delinquents, i thought a movie featuring kylie would've been "better", since she's in such great movies like bio-dome and street fighter, hahaha. this movie sucked, and not even her and her cocaine snorting ways could save it. i was told people from adelaide should avoid this movie (whatever that means), but everyone should avoid watching this. i think people need to get over the fact she at least knows how to act, seeing as how she was in soaps for the longest time, and that she just kind of stumbled into singing later on. reminded me of trainspotting and go (i mean sh*t, look at the cover above, hahaha). Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Margaret Pomeranz At the Movies (Australia) Writer/director Clinton Smith has chosen a hyped-up reality look in terms of colours and angles, that matches his inner-city drug-laden music-driven material. Rated: 4/5 Apr 6, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The lives of four groups of urban Australians become intertwined as they try to make their way out of Sydney over the course of a sweltering weekend.
      Director
      Clinton Smith
      Screenwriter
      Clinton Smith, Peter Buckmaster
      Production Co
      Living Motion Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2017