Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

Where Were You When Everything Changed?

Blu-ray, 1h 43min
Rating: 6.2
Votes: 30154
Languages: English
Country: Australia
Director: Stuart Beattie

Plot outline

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely teenagers band together to fight.

Plots

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely teenagers band together to fight. - Stephen Collins

In a small Australian town, seven teenage friends go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they don't know is that their country is being invaded. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. - Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

A small group of Australian teens team up to take back their country after an occupying army sweeps in and takes over in this adaptation of John Marsden's best-selling novel. 17 year old Ellie Linton (Caitlin Stasey) and her friends live in the quiet coastal town of Wirrawee. As the holidays draw to a close and school looms on the horizon, Ellie longs for one last adventure before heading back into the classroom. Her wish comes true when her parents agree to let her use the Land Rover for a week camping adventure in Hell, a secluded paradise with a deceptive name. At first, everything is perfect. Ellie and best friends pass their time basking in the sun, and wading in a picturesque waterfall. But the fun comes to a sudden end when the group notices a fleet of unidentified jets cutting through the night sky. Shaken, they return home to find that the entire population of Wirrawee has vanished, and all power has been cut off. The teens' greatest fears are confirmed shortly thereafter, when they discover that the local showgrounds have been transformed into a makeshift prison camp, and that everyone they know has been imprisoned by the invading military. Upon realizing they have been discovered, the teens decide to strike back against the occupiers with everything they've got.

Adapted from the best-selling novel series by John Marsden, Tomorrow, When the War Began tells the story of a group of young friends whose lives are changed forever when their hometown becomes a war zone. Separated from their families they battle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and discover that in order to save the things they hold most precious, they must be prepared to sacrifice everything.

Tomorrow When the War Began follows a group of eight teenage friends find themselves in the middle of an unexpected war in a small country town after returning from a remote camping trip. Cut off from the rest of the world and everyone they knew, they must find their way in the new world, where they are among only a few remaining free Australians, who must learn to defend themselves against the hostile invaders and save their detained families.