High Tide
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Gillian Armstrong directed this powerful and moving film containing a brilliant performance by Judy Davis. The story takes place in the small New South Wales seaside village of Eden. Davis is Lillie, who is renting a run-down trailer as she waits for her car to be repaired. One night, when Lillie is drunk and cannot walk from the toilet block back to her trailer, a teenage girl, Ally (Claudia Karvan) -- who lives with her free-spirited grandmother Bet (Jan Adele) in another trailer in the trailer park -- helps her back home. Lillie and Ally become good friends, and it is only when Lillie… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"High Tide simply will not work for audiences who fail to accept the massive contrivance at its center."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"An emotionally gripping woman's pic about a woman accidently discovering her past."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of the great Australian movies of the last thirty years"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A fine Australian film about the uneasy but hopeful relationship between a mother and the daughter she abandoned years earlier"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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