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For 10 years Mei Mei (Zhu Lin), a 16 yr old Chinese orphan, dreams of meeting her Australian sponsor Dean Randall (Guy Pearce) and his perfect family. When her orphanage travels to Australia to attend the Australian Choir Festival Mei Mei takes the opportunity to look him up. What she finds, however, is far from the idyllic life he depicted in his postcards. Initially mismatched and disconnected the two begin a journey in search of belonging, family, redemption, love and acceptance.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 14
- Fresh: 3
- Rotten: 11
- Average Rating: 4.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Innocence meets experience, unconvincingly, in the strained redemption drama "33 Postcards."
Rotten: The script's programmatic feel-goodery smooths out everything strange and noteworthy about Dean and Mei Mei's relationship into an unmemorable and unconvincing blandness.
Rotten: There's no explaining the presence of Guy Pearce in Pauline Chan's sappy, atonal family drama. But it's easy enough to understand why he looks so uncomfortable throughout.
Rotten: Just when you think it can't get any more sentimental or tack on any more plot detours, the film attempts a clumsy cultural detente as the Chinese children's choir sings "Waltzing Matilda."