Hotel Sorrento (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Reunion Films  |   Release Date - Jul 14, 1995 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This Australian drama is an adaptation of Hannie Rayson's award-winning play. It is the tale of the three Moynihan sisters, Hilary, a widow who lives in the family "hotel" with their father and her teenage son; Pippa, who lives in New York; and Meg, who lives in London. After a long absence, the three gather in their familial home in Sorrento, a coastal town near Melbourne, for their father's funeral. Many of the town's most prominent citizens are terribly impressed that Meg has just published an award-winning book that is actually a thinly veiled vicious attack on the town, its people, and her family. It is not a happy reunion, as old hurts and rivalries amongst the sisters immediately begin resurfacing.

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competition, death-in-family, funeral, motel, reunion, rival, sister, teenagers, widow/widower