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 attends an Australian girls boarding school. Billeted at a nearby boy's school, Danny finds himself falling in love with Newton, though he is frequently at a loss as to how to express himself. Flirting is the second in a proposed trilogy of John Duigan-directed films revolving around Danny's "awkward" years. Featured in the cast as one of Newton's schoolmates is Nicole Kidman. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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I'm surprised no one's reviewed this yet--and reviewed it favorably.
This is a surprisingly entertaining comedy with a witty script, a knowing view of private schools and private cliques, and Thandie and Nicole are sexy as hell.
Ends nicely too.
Somebody watch this thing; it's worth it.
You won't be disappointed.
Like the earlier 'Getting of Wisdom,' 'Flirting' makes you think about the challenges of being young and idealistic. 'Flirting' is the more political of the two, because the chief protagonist is the daughter of an African politician when eyes were centered on that continent. This is a romance, but it is also a story of collaboration, a willingness of each, including Kidman's character, to appreciate the others' circumstances and developing views. It is convincingly scripted, well cast and directed, and beautifully filmed.
A huge mistake on my part for choosing this dvd, I had no idea what it was about and when I did turned it on I could not get into it and I did tried several times with no success - I just wasn't in the mood for the dialogue, maybe another time but I really doubt it.