Getting of Wisdom
Getting of Wisdom (1977)

The suffocating repressiveness of the Victorian era is superbly realized by director Bruce Beresford in The Getting of Wisdom. Thirteen-year-old Laura (Susannah Fowle), an incorrigible free spirit from the Australian outback, is enrolled in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 17, 2012
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Luke Buckmaster

Rightly regarded as one of the finest films ever made about Australian adolescents, the director Bruce Beresford's 1978 drama The Getting of Wisdom exists in a space unaffected by time

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The Getting of Wisdom demonstrates the painful aspects of trying to win the approval of one's peers during adolescence.

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Walter M.
Wanting to see more of the outside world and naturally ambitious, Laura Tweedle Rambotham(Susannah Fowle) looks forward to attending boarding school in… More