Sorrento Beach

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Sorrento Beach ★★ Hotel Sorrento 1995 (R)

A beachside community outside Melbourne, Australia, Sorrento is home to the Moynihans. The three Moynihan sisters—Meg (Goodall), Hillary (Gillmer), and Pippa (Morice)—are reunited after 10 years by their father's sudden death. Lots of tensions, rivalries, and jealousies come to the surface as well as old secrets regarding a family tragedy. Talky film hasn't quite cast off its stage origins (it's adapted from a play by Hannie Rayson) but the performances are noteworthy. 112m/C VHS . AU Caroline Goodall, Caroline Gillmer, Tara Morice, Joan Plowright, John Hargreaves, Ray Barrett, Ben Thomas, Nicholas Bell; D: Richard Franklin; W: Richard Franklin, Peter Fitzpatrick, Hannie Rayson; C: Geoff Burton; M: Nerida Tyson-Chew. Australian Film Inst. '95: Adapt. Screenplay, Support. Actor (Barrett).