Friendships that survive the test of time are always intriguing to see on the silver screen. Particular forms of drama can only be generated appropriately between characters who have known each other and watched each other online for a long time, and that is what is worth watching when done well. Even more so when said friends are reuniting in a picturesque of a full Australian holiday destination. That is what Rebecca Ward’s “Palm Beach” pitches to us.
Set in Sydney’s beach of the same name Palm Beach sees old bandmates Billy (Richard E. Grant) and Leo (Sam Neill) flown over to visit their old band manager Frank (Bryan Brown) and his wife Charlotte (Greta Scacchi) for his birthday. Their wives Eva (Heather Mitchell) and Bridget (Jacqueline McKenzie) round out the 6-person group with a lifetime’s worth of friendship.
Having lost their lead singer years earlier the band never managed to take off and was left with only one minor hit. Over the years, their failure to become famous artists and an ancient love triangle of sorts leads to drama fizzing below the surface of their affluent well to do lives. Download this beautiful movie free on Filmxy.