Who’s the daddy? Time is running out for Ryan Kwanten’s Sydney rock n’ roller...
Sex, drugs and testicular cancer are the starting points for this massively enjoyable hit which opened the Sydney Film Festival this year. Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) stars as the irresponsible but lovable party boy whose rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle is drastically altered when he discovers he’s about to be rendered infertile, and is seized by the need to become a father before it’s too late. Trouble is, he’s just not suitable for children... Director Peter Templeman ably handles the delicate subject matter to create a hugely charming first feature, set in a young, celebratory Sydney he clearly knows and loves. The soundtrack is inspired and also gives Ryan Corr and rising star Sarah Snook plenty to dance about!
Aus 2012 Dir. Peter Templeman 97 min
Cockatoo (14 September, Clapham Picturehouse)
On the sixth month anniversary of his break-up with his ex-girlfriend, Michael decides to celebrate by ordering a girl from an agency and tries to recreate his failed relationship. Sometimes it's best to let sleeping birds lie…
Aus 2011 Dir. Matthew Jenkin 7 min
Bear (21 September, Hackney Picturehouse)
Jack means well, but sometimes good intentions have horrible consequences.
Aus 2011 Dir. Nash Edgerton 11 min
“Under Peter Templeman’s direction, the streets of Sydney burst with life, and Jonah’s parties are brash and intoxicating. It is impossible not to appreciate how young, fresh, raw, well-made, and yes— cool— ‘Not Suitable for Children’ is. 4 stars.”
Sumi Naidu, Toonari Post.
“A slick romcom with sex… Not only does Kwanten deliver a strong comic performance, Snook matches him for warmth and likeability. A smart and polished debut feature.”
Sydney Morning Herald, Garry Maddox.
“An Australian rom-com-with-a-difference full of charm, smarts, looks, tunes and awkward sex. Win.”
Empire, Daniel Murphy, 4 stars.
"Achieves a level of emotional realism not usually seen in such racy movies, certainly not the Hollywood variety. A career-launching turn from the smart and sassy Snook"
Screen International, Frank Hatherley.