Occasional Coarse Language (1998)

Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Australian screenwriter and filmmaker Brad Hayward makes his directorial debut with this somewhat downbeat, gritty portrait of young adults struggling to get by in Sydney Australia. Min (Sarah Browne) is a plain-looking young woman in her early twenties who has just lost her job, her boyfriend, and her place to live. With nowhere else to go, she follows her best friend Jaz's (Astrid Grant) suggestion and moves into the home of David, a New Age intellectual who has also broken up with his girlfriend. David comforts himself by sleeping with a series of increasingly younger girls, something that bothers poor Min who gets tired of meeting a different young woman each morning. It does not help that she must also listen to Jaz's constant complaints about her boyfriend Stanley (Michael Walker) whom she claims is rather dull in bed. Later Min encounters Stanley herself and is surprised to hear him say the same things about Jaz. When Jaz learns that Stanley confided in Min, she angrily ends their friendship, leaving Min free to take up with Stanley.



boyfriend, friendship, roommate, sexual-frustration, womanizer