Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
"What is real love?" It's a timeless question, and in Australian director Wayne Groom's tender romantic comedy, it's a question pondered in great detail by a troubled couple as they spend the day on a popular but secluded nude beach. It seems that Simon (Michael Allen) and Marcie's (Eliza Lovell) romance has reached something of a stalemate, and as the dejected pair prepare for a relaxing day of naked leisure, Gail (Bonnie Jaye Lawrence), Paula (Zara Collins), and Jenny (Jennifer Ross) roam the beach discussing lonely Gail's prospects for finding the "perfect" man -- a prospect that doesn't seem too far fetched thanks to the mysterious power of a good-luck necklace given to her by her grandmother. It seems that nearly everyone on Maslin Beach today has their share of issues, from the English aristocrat juggling multiple lovers to the hard-working couple looking for a day away from the office but hounded by the constant cries of their multiple cell phones. As the day wears on and flatulent ice-cream salesman Ben (Gary Waddell) dips cones and attempts to help his good friend Simon smooth out his problems in love, it becomes increasingly clear that while all of these issues may not be resolved by the time the evening shade descends and the sand slowly begins to chill, they will certainly provide some much needed food for thought for our leisure-seeking sun worshipers.
beach, nudist-colony, proposal [romantic]