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What's the matter, mate, dingo got your tongue? It appears so, when youngster Amy--secretly blaming herself for her father's accidental death--refuses to speak and pretends to be deaf. Though beautifully shot, this Australian indie meanders through subplots about child custody, abusive, drunken neighbors and a slight love story before finding the young girl's expected, happy resolution.
When it's discovered that Amy can only communicate via sing-talking, the film turns into a bit of a musical. But never enough to give it much spunk, even if the two main leads (Alana De Roma as Amy and Rachel Griffiths as her mom) work well within the film's often morose tone. Ultimately, Amy's nothing to sing about.