By Melissa Pierson
Updated September 29, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Sorrento Beach

type
  • Movie

In this Australian drama aimed at the Enchanted April crowd, viewers will find a verbose soap opera with a master’s degree. Three sisters reunite after one of them publishes an autobiographical novel; fortunately, there’s plenty of juice in between speeches on culture, loyalty, and the Booker Prize. Burdened by the stiffness that afflicts most film adaptations of plays — as well as by the enunciations of Joan Plowright, who speaks as…if…you…were…a…small… child — Sorrento Beach will nonetheless appeal to one segment of the public (mostly women who love PBS too much), and to those people it will appeal greatly. B

Sorrento Beach

type
  • Movie
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  • R
director
  • Richard Franklin

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