15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.
Based on the novel by Joe Dunthorne.
It would be cliche to call this “a British coming of age comedy”, but it totally is.
Refreshing! This had heart and a funny bone. Directed by The IT Crowd (2006) fro-hair funnyman Richard Ayoade. Good debut!
The narration (flow/pacing) was brilliant and gave this film a solemn and distinct aura of realism through the lens. Matched with some sarcasm and wit, with accompaniment of chapter breaks. Life is truly colorful.
“Smart kid” Craig Roberts was terrific in the leading role. His tandem with Yasmin Paige was cute and vibrant. Fresh talent is always appreciated. The story of their characters took me back to my younger years, goddamn. Young love, sweet love. I believe we will be seeing more of Craig Roberts in the near future.
The demoralized bum-lookin’ dad Noah Taylor, was darkly hilarious. “I am exciting and delicious” Paddy Considine is the flashy and bizarre motivator, with a questionable motive. All the characters were endearing…
Impressive and profound, with all too familiar banter. The music added that “And so it is…” vibe. Viewers can expect to take something with them after watching this, some good stuff here. Not an award winning film, but one to pass on and share.
The “Tragedy and Comedy” of life… a backhand bitchslap of reality that makes you all fuzzy inside.