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Palm Beach

Comedy Drama


 

Closeted skeletons are shaken when three couples get together for a weekend of celebration in Sydney's Palm Beach.

"Palm Beach" plays like a book club novel, one with privileged characters living superficial lives. The coastal setting is postcard-perfect and the living space is straight out of an interior design magazine. Nobody does a lick of work, champagne corks pop without effort and the coffee seems to brew itself. Not that the capable cast should perform any drudgery, but this is only one of the elements of the illusion of perfection that holds back audience engagement. Stuck in the shallows.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 8th August 2019
Universal Pictures 97 mins