Like Minds

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Like Minds
A schoolboy is suspected of murder in this Australian-British thriller set at a boarding school in the UK. Toni Collette is Sally Rowe, a police psychologist who spends much of the film interviewing posh, sulky Alex (Eddie Redmayne) in a wavering English accent. Alex denies shooting his equally posh, sulky classmate Nigel (Tom Sturridge), and as he relates his version of events, flashbacks show how keen taxidermist Nigel began to draw Alex into his dark world.

And so Rowe must attempt to wrestle the truth from the supposedly brilliant young mind. But debut writer-director Gregory J Read makes it hard to care, offering up superficial, monotonal characters (you never escape the feeling that you’re watching pretty boys playing psychopaths). Interesting plot developments – such as Alex’s fatal crush on a schoolgirl – are all too brief, buried under heavy-handed scoring and semi-intelligible waffle about secret societies, pacts and so on. The ending is unclear: the old explanatory-flashback trick might have helped in this case. Toni Collette must have owed the director quite a favour.

By: Anna Smith


Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday May 11 2007
Duration: 109 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gregory J Read
Screenwriter: Gregory J Read
Cast: Toni Collette
Eddie Redmayne
Tom Sturridge
Cathryn Bradshaw
Kate Maberly
Patrick Malahide
Jon Overton
Richard Roxburgh
Amit Shah
Ben Szoradi
David Threfall
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y love nigel from like minds is a verry craizzy mind but a verry intresting men and verry nice the movie whit a verry intresting secret and eddie is a verry good actor and tom is verry perfect from eddie. :)) :D :)


wonderful!! i like this movie... and Tom Sturridge is very good handsome and good actor. perfect!. i don´t forget Toni And Eddie.


the phychology in the film was complicated enough to become an exciting and challenging watch. It's a flim unlike any's like either hate it or you love it...i loved it


i liked it i think i fell in love with Nigel!! he is so cute!