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This is a deep movie in the same way that an Adam Sandler movie is funny. Di Caprio's backgroundless, nomadic generic American tourist guy gets to Bangkok, drinks some snake blood, books into a crummy hotel and hears about a fabled island Paradise from Robert Carlyle - who uses exactly the same accent as Mike Myers did while playing Fat Bastard in "The Spy Who Shagged Me". Leo and a generic French couple find and swim to the Island which is ruled by generic Asian dope growers and an ungeneric Tilda Swinton. They play for a while and things go wrong, Leo goes "Lord of the Flies" postal and the drug growers come in.

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The moral of the story, as far as I can accertain it from the silliness of this film is that if you have one idyllic moment in your life then everything's both hunky and dory.

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Due for Australian release March, 2000
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Title: The Beach (2000)
Written by: Alex Garland (novel) John Hodge
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Produced by: Andrew Macdonald, Callum McDougall (co-producer)
Edited by: Masahiro Hirakubo
Director of Photography: Darius Khondji
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The Players: Leonardo Di Caprio, Tilda Swinton and Robert Carlyle
Official website: www.beachmovie.com
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