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Looking for Alibrandi

Looking for Alibrandi (2000)

May. 04,2000
| Drama Comedy Romance

Josie Alibrandi has a lot to deal with right now. She’s 17, got the dreaded H.S.C. in front of her, and the boy of her dreams seems completely out of reach. Then there’s that other problem. She’s a wog. Sure, it’s where Josie comes from, but it’s not where she feels she belongs. In fact, Josie doesn’t know where she belongs. With her Nonna in one ear talking about the old country and the stuck-up girls at her school telling her she’s an outsider, it’s no wonder. This year, however, everything is going to change. Josie will let loose, face her fears, uncover secrets - even discover the true identity of her father. It’s going to be a year when Josie finally finds out where she belongs.


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I think this is one of my Favourite Australian movies.i loved this movie it was easy to relate to, well directed and Pia was great as the main character. This movie was quiet sad at times and i cried like a baby. BUt it had sum beautiful moments that just make you smile. I really liked Kick Gurry especially his little speech, and he is so drop dead gorgeous . I also read the book after i saw the movie and i recommend that too. the only thing i wish was different is that there would be a sequel but its too late now.i would recommend this to especially teenage girls, but females and most guys would love this movie. anyway 10 thumbs up


All though i found the movie entertaining at time's,I don't think the story was well written,as the outcome was very predictable.I found the character Josie to be very selfish and wanted everything to revolve around herself such as her being against her mother trying to be happy and make a life for her self.Towards the end of the movie i was pleased to see That she learned not to judge people by there appearance alone.I was happy to see that Josie realized that John Bartin was suicidal and wasn't the strong confident person she thought he was and gave Jacob a chance


"Looking for Alibrandi" is, in my humble opinion, one of the best coming-of-age-movies that I have ever seen. Brilliant. I don't even recall it being released here in the States. It came on the cable channel, WE, Women's Entertainment, one late night and I happened to be channel surfing. I actually stayed up and watched the entire thing to the end, it was that compelling. Don't even know if it's available here in the States on DVD or VHS. It truly is a worthwhile film. I will never hear U2's "with or without you" the same way ever again. And who knew Anthony LaPaglia was so talented! It was as if I was looking at him for the first time. Had absolutely no idea that he was Australian. My goodness, what a hunk he is!


the movie is very good. it has a very good plot for a teenager and it deals with the same things that teenagers go through at this stage in thir life. Pia Miranda plays the part of Josie very good and that is good. all in all it is a good movie and i reccomend it to any person over ythe age of 13