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Tommy Matisse is a gifted musician studying at London's Royal Academy of Music, where he is striving to write a brilliant new operatic song called "One Perfect Day" in conjunction with his girlfriend Alysse back in Australia. When Tommy's sister Emma dies of a drug overdose after a night of clubbing with Alysse, he returns to Melbourne and breaks up with Alysse when she admits her part in Emma's death. As Alysse seeks solace in drugs and in the arms of a manipulative nightclub owner, Tommy undertakes an odyssey of self-discovery and tragedy in Melbourne's dance music scene. Fate brings them together again when Tommy reworks their opera by infusing classical music with electronic beats, but further tragedy is just around the corner...Written by
This is an honest effort, and as other comments have noted, way above par for the Aussies. It trods on the well worn ground of Human Traffic, Groove, and (ugh) Go, but does bring a fresh cohesive central narrative to the aural candy genre. It's an above average drama that embeds itself in the raver scene without using it as a crutch. It doesn't ever really rise above its humble grounding, but it does stand as a fine movie to watch while you're getting a buzz on. The melodrama at the beginning works better than the melodrama at the end. You can't help but like Trig, if for no other reason than his pre-stingray Steve Irvin bit.
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