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Wish You Were Here (2012)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 7 June 2013 (USA)
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Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious ... See full summary »

Director:

Kieran Darcy-Smith

Writers:

Kieran Darcy-Smith (screenplay), Felicity Price (screenplay)
10 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Price ... Alice Flannery
Joel Edgerton ... Dave Flannery
Teresa Palmer ... Steph McKinney
Antony Starr ... Jeremy King
Nicholas Cassim ... Jon Canane
Otto Page Otto Page ... Max Flannery
Isabelle Austin-Boyd Isabelle Austin-Boyd ... Holly Flannery
Tina Bursill ... Margie McKinney
Wayne Blair ... Willis
Valerie Bader ... Helen King
Pip Miller Pip Miller ... Jim King
Robbie Hislop Robbie Hislop ... Delivery Doctor
Annie Stirling Annie Stirling ... Mid-wife
Fiona Press ... Val
Phillip Hinton Phillip Hinton ... Collin
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Storyline

Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious disappearance. When Alice's sister Steph returns not long after, a nasty secret is revealed about the night her boyfriend went missing. But it is only the first of many. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia? Written by Production

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Taglines:

Four Went. Three came back. Only one of them knows what happened.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug content, brief sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Vietnamese | Khmer

Release Date:

7 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wish You Were Here See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,937, 9 June 2013

Gross USA:

$46,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,547,441
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

13th minute, they are sitting around the table with friends, the man stands up and ask others if they want something more to drink. He takes three bottles in his hands and one under his arm. In the next shot there is no bottle under his arm. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice Flannery: So what about you?
[both laugh]
Alice Flannery: Come on, be serious.
Jeremy King: I don't really know.
Alice Flannery: I'd have to think about it. You can go anywhere you want. You can have anything your heart desires. But you can never leave. You're gonna have to stay there forever.
Jeremy King: Forever...
Alice Flannery: Mmm. It's fun, it's like the ultimate fantasy.
Jeremy King: I'd stay here then.
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I Didn't Plan to be Here Either, Baby
Written and performed by Tim Rogers
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While on holiday in Cambodia, two couples partake in all the traditional tourist attractions the impoverished country has to offer.
20 January 2012 | by SLUGMagazineFilmsSee all my reviews

While on holiday in Cambodia, two couples, Dave and Alice Flannery (Joel Edgerton and Felicity Price) and Steph McKinney and Jeremy King (Teresa Palmer and Antony Starr), partake in all the traditional tourist attractions the impoverished country has to offer, but after attending an underground dance party, Jeremy unexpectedly disappears and a dark secret is buried within the circle of friends. What starts out like a third chapter in "The Hangover" franchise quickly morphs into a simple and dismal story of betrayal that drags its feet through the first two acts, only to conclude on an intriguing high note. However, the compelling conclusion only leaves an irritating aftertaste, since the journey certainly isn't worth the pay off. Director Kieran Darcy-Smith neglects his characters' foundations and significance to such a degree that viewers have little to invest in. In turn, everyone's wavering fates are insignificant and disposable. In the same fashion of the story, Edgerton and Price float through the film without devoting too much into their characters, but once the finale comes into play, they immediately switch gears and display their true acting abilities.


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