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Rip Tide (2017)

Unrated | | Family | 3 October 2017 (USA)
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Teenage model Cora (played by Disney star Debby Ryan) is the daughter of the head of a major modelling agency and has always worked hard to live up to the expectations of her mother (... See full summary »
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Debby Ryan ... Cora Hamilton
Genevieve Hegney ... Margot
Andrew Creer ... Tom
Naomi Sequeira ... Chicka
Valerie Bader ... Bee
Aaron Jeffery ... Owen
Jeremy Lindsay Taylor ... Caleb
Danielle Carter ... Sofia
Marcus Graham ... Farriet
Kimie Tsukakoshi ... Lily
Sophie Gray Sophie Gray ... Demi
Avani Farriss Avani Farriss ... Young Cora
Rebecca Montalti ... Phoebe
Suzanne Dudley Suzanne Dudley ... Judith
Georgina Symes Georgina Symes ... Morgana Fezzari
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Teenage model Cora (played by Disney star Debby Ryan) is the daughter of the head of a major modelling agency and has always worked hard to live up to the expectations of her mother (Danielle Carter). When a damaging video of Cora goes viral she departs for Australia to spend time with her aunt Margot (Genevieve Hegney). Margot is also facing her own difficulties and their time together becomes a learning experience for them both. Written by michaeljwilkie

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She's a fashionista out of water...but she's about to get back in the swim of things.

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Australia

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English

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3 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Segui l'onda See more »

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AUD 3,400,000 (estimated)
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The "Tea Tree Beach" sign seen in the film when Cora arrives in Australia is fake, it was created by a local high school's Wood Technology class See more »

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When Margot is first driving Cora to Tea Tree Beach, a brief aerial shot shows the vehicle traveling on the right side of the road, not the left where it should be in Australia. See more »

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OK-ish, I guess
20 August 2018 | by lulibetchaSee all my reviews

Rip Tide is a story about a teenage girl trying to find herself, it's a common trope that we've seen done a thousand times over and it shows. There's nothing original about the plot of the movie and that OK, considering I went into this knowing exactly what I'd find: family drama, teenage love, friendships and a "find yourself" journey. My problem with this movie is the absolute lack of consistency and the awful acting.

Cora (Debbie Ryan) visits her aunt in Autralia because she's rebelling against a controlling mother who wants to push her into a modelling career. That's fine, it's interesting and realistic enough to create a plot we can keep up with. But then there's also the grief sorounding every secondary character because of the death of Caleb, a character the viewer doesn't know and hence, can't really mourn. It gets tedious.

The original plotline regarding Cora seems to get lost with the problems her aunt Margot is facing - what with her dead husband and all - and it really has nothing to do with Cora's personality growth. Rip Tide tries to tackle not only Cora's teenage crisis, but also her aunt's grief and the estranged family ties that connect them all and it fails spectacularly. It should have been just about Cora or it should have expanded a lot more about the family drama instead of adding so many shots of the sun, the sea and every character staring into the sunset.

Overall, not my cup of tea.


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