• Released
  • April 21, 2006
  • NR , 1 hr 45 min
  • Drama
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Synopsis: A sexually compulsive young woman heads to a ski resort town.

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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Cornish's raw, nuanced performance and Shortland's sympathetic but unsentimental portrayal of Heidi's fumbling steps toward maturity are...
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88

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Showcases a brilliantly realistic performance by Abbie Cornish as Heidi. She's a provocative mix of naivete and ripe, unbridled sexuality.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

With Somersault, filmmaker Cate Shortland has expertly served up a vivid and touching tale, one told many times before, but in this...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie has more style than depth and it's sometimes in danger of confusing the two.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Shortland's script takes some unnecessary turns, mostly with Joe's drinking and sexual insecurities. But as long as it's focused on Heidi's...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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This is the kind of small filmmaking that leaves a big impression.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The character can be a dolt, but Cornish is a marvel, exuding a reckless hunger and prowling with a sexuality of potent directness.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Erotic, poetic and light on its feet. It's a portrayal of a runaway teenager's sexual initiation, and though it comes close to being...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ms. Shortland has announced her presence as a new filmmaker to be taken seriously, while her star, Abbie Cornish, gives a performance that...
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50

Premiere

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Director Shortland frames the story against the apt grey, off-season ski town, but her attempt to match it with deliberate pacing just...
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Rated NR