Looking For Alibrandi is an Australian film directed by Kate Woods and produced by Robyn Kershaw, which was also based on the novel, written by Melina Marchetta, which she co-scripted as well. Although the film and the novel have the same plot, the scenes are in different order, which makes it a mystery to watch or read.
Josephine Alibrandi (Pia Miranda) is in her last year of high school, attending a catholic private school with a scholarship. She promises herself to end her final year on getting the accurate grades she needs to pursue her dreams on studying law, alongside with John Barton (Matthew Newton) who she has a crush on. She is an illegitimate wog of Christina (Greta Scacchi) and senses that her birth is the reason why her family is cursed. She has to deal with her grandmother, Nonna Katia’s(Elena Cotta) strict customs, and to make matters even worse, Michael Andretti, (Anthony LaPaglia) Josie’s father who she longed for reappears after 17 years of absence. It’s a very tough time for a teenage girl. In the end Josie finds out the secrets of Christina’s and Nonna’s past.
The cast suited well with the characters, I personally thought that Pia Miranda portrayed Josephine very well. The way she acts with excitement and humour, is outstanding and I personally think that she is a gifted actress. The rest of the cast were pleasing to watch, and were also competent at acting.
Looking For Alibrandi is an amazing film. What makes this film incredible is that teenage girls can relate to this type of film. Overall this is an outstanding film, I recommend it for teenage girls and older. Although the guys can find some of this stuff relatable and