Sue (Jad Capelja) and Deb (Nell Schofield) are living a suburban, middle-class Australian life at the end of the 1970s.
On a stinking hot Sydney day, the two teenagers make their way down to Cronulla Beach in the hope of making it into the cool group. In this world, the surfie boys are watched and waited on by their adoring, subservient girlfriends.
Soon Sue and Deb are part of the in-crowd, spending afternoons on the beaches, in the backseats of cars and at parties where sex and alcohol are the main ingredients.
Bruce Beresford’s classic coming-of-age film remains an unsentimental summer treat: a girl-powered trip to the beach without rose-coloured sunglasses.
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