PALM BEACH

Rating: M
Length: 97 mins
Cast: Sam Neill, Richard E. Grant, Greta Scacchi, Bryan Brown, Heather Mitchell & Jacqueline McKenzie

RACHEL WARD directs Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Richard E Grant and Greta Scacchi.

When a group of lifelong friends gather in Palm Beach to celebrate a special birthday, bonhomie soon gives way to the messy realities of life. A dramatic comedy for the over 50s.

There’s a surprising amount of heart in this film that feels like perfect box office fodder for its intended audience. TIME OUT

A well-acted melodrama with glittering beachside locations and a fruit-basket palette, Ward’s sophomore effort (after several TV gigs in between) reunites Brown with BFF Sam Neill, plus Richard E. Grant and Greta Scacchi in a frothy valentine to enduring friendship. The chief drawcard here is the conga line of old pros at the helm. HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Palm Beach works best an ensemble showcase filled with ample talent making the most of their requisite lively and serious moments, as directed by a filmmaker with an attentive and generous eye. SCREEN DAILY.

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