Summer Coda
Summer Coda (2010)

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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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 2010
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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.

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Don Groves

Summer Coda is disappointing, an under-nourished, spasmodically involving melodrama set largely amid the orange groves of Mildura in rural Victoria.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Nice scenery, shame about the movie.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

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.

Jim Schembri
The Age (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.

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Philippa Hawker
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.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

In the end it's the love story that counts and it's a beautifully acted and surprisingly touching relationship.

Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

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.

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Glenn Dunks

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.

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Nicki Marie
Very slow, and at times felt too much so and was tempted to switch it off. But it was worth sticking with. Just. Nice story about loss and how two people deal… More