Palm Beach (M)
In Rachel Ward’s funny, uplifting comedy/drama a group of lifelong friends reunite for a party at Sydney’s Palm Beach; but tension mounts when deep secrets emerge. With a fantastic cast including Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Richard E. Grant, Greta Scacchi, Jacqueline McKenzie and Heather Mitchell, Palm Beach raises universal issues through the prism of friendship.
To mark his birthday, Frank (Brown) and Charlotte (Scacchi) decide to throw a three-day party at their luxurious house in Palm Beach, welcoming their closest friends. Frank, Leo (Neill) and Billy (E. Grant) were once involved in a band together; The Pacific Sideburns had one hit but little beyond that. The party starts well, with mouth-watering food and flowing champagne, but it doesn't take long for new and old resentments to emerge and, more seriously, the threat of an old secret coming to light. With witty dialogue, a breathtaking location and great actors at the top of their game, Palm Beach is an exuberant and life-affirming celebration of friendship.
Special Notes: Coarse language
Run Time: 107
Director: Rachel Ward
Cast: Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi and Jacqueline McKenzie