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About the Movie
In Lake Mungo, sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, Ray Kemeny. Ray discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice’s secret past emerges.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 14
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Apologies to Samson and Delilah, Mary and Max and Balibo: the one true great Australian film of 2009 was easily Joel Anderson's Lake Mungo, a mournful, dreamlike examination of the hole left in the heart of a family after a death.
Fresh: And don't deny yourself the film's final creepy images - stay for the credits...
Fresh: It's actually very nicely done, using untrained actors and the documentary form disconcertingly well to destabilise audience expectations at a number of points. Is there a ghost story? Why is the family so rattled? What's happening?
Fresh: It may be overstating it, but Anderson's command of cinematic language is right up there with Bryan Singer's audacious bag of tricks in The Usual Suspects.
yes seriously, i flew out of my chair at multiple points...
well actually i threw my headphones off and slapped my face. This movie does deliver some serious chills.
This is a beautiful and disturbing mockumentary with a wicked, fantastic soundtrack.
If you're looking for gore, look elsewhere. Undoubtedly, the bad reviews on this are from the non-thinking masses. This is a really well-done piece of psychological art. You can get very sucked in to the storyline, and that's the point. The acting is excellent and in context. This movie stayed on my mind long after I finished watching it. Definitely worth the rent or purchase.
This movie surprised me. I've grown to expect interrsting movies from the After Dark Horrorfest series. Could be interestly good or awful. This movie really isn't a horror film at all. it's more about grief and how it affects a family. There are mild scares, but it is more about family interactions than anything else.