Bitter & Twisted (2008)
In the living room of a suburban home, Liam Lombard lays dying. His family watches – helpless. There was no warning. No signs. And no time for goodbyes. Three years later the self-destructive world of the four people who loved him most is inadvertently changed forever as they come to realize what really died that day was themselves.
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90
Comedy, Drama
Christopher Weekes, Gary Sweet, Leeana Walsman, Matthew Newton, Noni Hazelhurst, Rhys Muldoon, Steve Rodgers
Christopher Weekes
Christopher Weekes
Bridget Callow
Catalog
Australia
English
English
Synopsis
"In the living room of a suburban home, Liam Lombard lays dying. His family watches – helpless. There was no warning. No signs. And no time for goodbyes. Three years later the self-destructive world of the four people who loved him most is inadvertently changed forever. JORDAN LOMBARD is a broken man, now hideously obese and unable to function. His once happy marriage is skidding hopelessly out of control. His wife PENELOPE is trapped in routine, devoid of self respect. Her pain only deepens with the onset of menopause. This humiliation has driven her straight into the arms of another, younger, man. Their surviving son BEN has developed a peculiar relationship with the local boy MATT. Though an unlikely pair, a romance has began to blossom. As Ben’s sexuality comes further into question, he turns his attentions to the girl next-door... INDIGO, his dead brothers former lover. Never quite the same since his death, her destructive relationship with a married man, GREG, is fading. As BEN sets out to woo her in his own twisted fashion, including dressing like an old neighbours, INDIGO comes to find he might be her one true friend. Then history repeats. Jordan suffers a heart attack, shaking his family to their core. In the middle of a night, three years on from the death of her son, PENELOPE fights for her husband at a hospital bedside. Desperate to reclaim his life, JORDAN races to quit his oppressive job in spectacular and uncharacteristic fashion on his bosses doorstep. When JORDAN finally gets home that night – he crumbles in his wife’s arms - a second chance now awarded. Meanwhile, BEN makes his way to a lonely bus, planning to skip the city with INDIGO. While there, he impulsively reaches over and kisses her, hoping all his questions might finally be answered. But there’s nothing. Liam is no longer the driving force of their lives. So as BEN races off to MATT, PENELOPE kisses her loving husband goodnight and INDIGO begins her adventure from the back seat of a bus, they all finally see a road promised ahead, one with hope and the lessons learnt of living... "...more

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