Summer Coda
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Hitchhiking home to a family she's never known, Heidi meets Michael. In the stunning orange groves of country Australia, they embark on an adventure, discovering their secrets and lives may be better shared.
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© Revival Film Company
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you can forgive its clumsy moments, the film exudes a considerable sensual power. Perhaps it's not enough, but it makes me look forward to Gray's next film."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Summer Coda is disappointing, an under-nourished, spasmodically involving melodrama set largely amid the orange groves of Mildura in rural Victoria."
‑ Don Groves, sbs.com.au
"Nice scenery, shame about the movie."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"Yet another of those sweet, charming Australian films that will probably vanish quickly from cinemas and be seen by only a handful of film goers. The story is appealing but somewhat predictable, and is far too slowly paced."
‑ , FILMINK (Australia)
"Characters are underwritten, its dramatic tension limited to a few moments and its storyline paper thin"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"The performances are nice but I don't think there's enough substance there in either of these people and I actually didn't believe the chemistry between them."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"The themes of loss and moving on are sincere, but way too laboured. Angus Sampson brightens proceedings briefly as one of the fruit pickers -- will somebody please write a comedy lead for this guy? -- but otherwise it's an emotionally flat affair."
‑ Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia)
"Summer Coda, handsomely shot by Greg de Marigny, is a mixture of emotional understatement and pastoral lushness: it looks handsome, but its pace drifts at times."
‑ Philippa Hawker, The Age (Australia)
"I've never harnessed a desire to visit Mildura but that's changed thanks to the beautiful cinematography of Greg De Marigny."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"More successful as portraying a slice of life than a drama with emotional ballast, Summer Coda is a pleasant enough encounter although never resonates strongly enough to satisfy"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"In the end it's the love story that counts and it's a beautifully acted and surprisingly touching relationship."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"he bucolic rhythms of life in the orange grove have a lot of allure. It's Eden on the Murray and if you sit back and let its glories wash over you, you'll find a lot here to like."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"Summer Coda has a lot to recommend -- and a recommendation this review most surely is -- but its visual splendour can often be in service of a film that doesn't quite have enough to say."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"This is an extremely enjoyable film that will seduce audiences with its blend of appealing characters, glorious locations and an intelligent story about loss and love."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
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