Flirting (1992)

Australian filmmaker John Duigan followed up his captivating The Year My Voice Broke with Flirting. Noah Taylor repeats his "Danny" characterization from the earlier film, while Thandie Newton plays a Ugandan exchange student who… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A terrific follow-up to The Year My Voice Broke, Flirting is a teen movie worth watching, thanks to emotionally engaging performances and an endearing script.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Not only worthy of its fine predecessor, this tender, perceptive, and gorgeously acted memory piece may even surpass it in subtlety, feeling, and depth of characterization.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

If Duigan maintains the dark yet humanistic humor that has graced both films, we should all be back for more.

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Phillipa Bloom
Empire Magazine

An absolute gem, and a treat not to be missed.

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Variety Staff

Miles ahead of the average teen film, Flirting is a most agreeable sequel to John Duigan's earlier pic The Year My Voice Broke.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

This kind of emotional precision -- that is, this ability to make the subtlest psychological distinctions -- is a rare gift, and Duigan gets full mileage out of it.

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TV Guide

An intelligently written and marvelously acted coming-of-age tale set in rural Australia in the 1960s.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Mr. Duigan avoids melodrama, which is all to the good. Yet his gift for the acutely observed commonplace detail is neither strong nor original enough to transform the movie into something comparable to so many similar, better films.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Flirting is one of those rare movies with characters I cared about intensely. I didn't simply observe them on the screen, I got involved in their decisions and hoped they made the right ones.

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Truthful and compassionate.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Charming and entertaining, Flirting, have a captivating script, acting and a good direction that make the audience watch Duigan's movie from the beginning… More
John Ballantine
A witty Australian drama. Interesting how Nicole Kidman is a supporting character and yet ended up on the cover of the DVD release. Interesting marketing ploy.
Jennifer Xu
I didn't really get it. I didn't feel the adolescent pains.
Marcus Woolcott
Not bad, not amazing, not bad.
Dean McKenna
Sensitive teen drama at Sydney boarding school and Nicole Kidman is perfectly as a 16-year-old snooty school prefect (she was 24 years old when that movie was… More
Jared H
Wow, this was a really great coming-of-age story that has all the elements that you would want from this type of movie. I've seen Noah Taylor here and… More

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