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“A feisty UK drama from the talented director of 'Red Road'.” ~AroVideo
Aroview: Full of colourful profanity and hefty doses of working-class belligerence, this assured drama centres around a 15-year-old drop-out who develops a touching yet troubling relationship with her mother's new boyfriend.
Lead actress Jarvis was cast "off the street" and gives a revelatory performance that is both courageous and tough and yet laced with teenage vulnerability. The director adopts a loose, organic approach to narrative in the style of Ken Loach - one that denies the actor's access to the full script - though by comparison, and as with her debut RED ROAD, she (over?)-determines the drama to an altogether higher pitch.
Average rating (Exceptional). Showing 1-3 of 3 member reviews.
4 stars (Very Good) 4.5 ~atsophie
5 stars (Exceptional) Casting spot on. Jarvis does remarkably well for a young 'un. She has a great head butt.The dialogue concise and in your face.The scene with the kid in the river looked authentic. The dance number with mum and daughters reminded me of "Bande a Part". ~tubbs
5 stars (Exceptional) Gripping & informative. Kate Jarvis' performance is really moving, a tribute to her & the the director. We need to see more of these realistic movies. ~Sandy
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