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Adulthood [Blu-ray] [2008]

Noel Clarke , Adam Deacon , Noel Clarke    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Noel Clarke, Adam Deacon, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Jacob Anderson, Ben Drew
  • Directors: Noel Clarke
  • Producers: George Isaac, Damian Jones
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Oct 2008
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001DIBZAW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,724 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Sequel to the hard-hitting British drama 'Kidulthood'. Six years after killing Trife, Sam Peel (Noel Clarke) is released from prison. He is soon confronted by those he hurt before his incarceration. Some have carried on with their lives, while others are still having to deal with the repercussions of Sam's actions that night. As he struggles to deal with his feelings of guilt, Sam soon finds his life threatened by a group of youths out for revenge for Trife's murder.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have done better Blood 10 Jan 2010
Format:DVD
I thought the first film was excellent, which I caught on TV accidently whilst channel hoping, so bought both the original and this sequel on the strength of the first film. Although i think the film deals bravely with a subject matter that is very much in the public consciousness with the surge in youth violence, and it deals with the subject in a sensitive way as well as being very stylised. Unfortunately it failed to have the same impact the first film had. I think it's worth watching, but whereas I can say I could watch the first film over and over, this sequel I don't think I would want to see more than once. SOME of the actors are great including the guy who plays Moony, and I love Noel Clarke so there is an extra star in there just for him alone:)

In a nutshell - it's......... OK!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dvd 28 Aug 2009
Format:DVD
Really enjoyed this film , I would recommend that you watch Kiddulthood first though, as it is a follow on from that film. 9/10
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Follow up! 2 Feb 2009
By Bear
Format:DVD
Excellent follow up to Kidulthood. We see the difference six years make and the paths the characters from the first instalment take. Not usually a fan of the kind of music that accompanies the film but have to say that it does give the film and extra bounce to it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By @GeekZilla9000 TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
After writing and acting in Kidulthood, Noel Clarke seizes full creative control by also directing the sequel. With most of the original cast back along with some new faces, Adulthood shows us how the transition from teen to adult has affected the lives of those on the rough London estate. The film begins with a quick recap of the events from the last film, and then six years later we see a shooting on the estate - it doesn't look like things have really changed...

Sam is now a free man after serving 6 years in prison for the killing of Trevor. He walks out of prison and into a city where his previous actions have not been forgotten, within hours he's sporting a knife wound from a revenge attack. With the promise of further revenge we see Sam struggling with his hard-to-break violent habits and a desire to put it all behind him. Although the film follows several characters, Sam is the central figure and despite his tough guy image he is carrying a lot of emotional baggage.

As with Kidulthood, on the surface Adulthood looks like a film desperate to look like a cool Brit-flick - but there's substance here. As well as macho posturing and punches, there are bombshells and tears to come from the hard-men. For characters who find it so difficult to open up and discus their insecurities there are times where they philosophise and reflect on past events. While a lot of the kids don't seem to have grown up much, some are less nave and have matured - through flashbacks we see how some of Sam's experiences in prison turned him from the hard kid on the block into a little boy on the wing and it's made him realise that the world is a much bigger place than the London estate which seemed to be the centre of the universe.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Technically OK, loathsome characters & plot 9 Dec 2010
By Christopher Burns VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
The London tourist board probably weren't too happy with Adulthood or the "prequel", Kidulthood. London is portrayed as pretty much a poster-child for zero-tolerance policing, with unrestrained violent youth common on the streets. What makes this more unsettling is that the cast & crew interviews don't lead me to believe the cast were actually doing very much in the way of "acting" in either film. As with the first film, the script & direction are fine and the plot, if pretty predictable, hangs together without too much issue. It's a pretty straightforward "revenge" flick, though, and you will have seen it all before in a different setting.

3 stars, then, with the 3rd for technical merit alone.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect viewing for Middle England 23 Nov 2008
Format:DVD
What this film is great for is its sociological potency. It is important that the section of society that the movie deals with has a voice, and "Adulthood", like its predecessor "Kidulthood", both go to great lengths to give this (growing) section of society a voice.

Middle England cannot ignore movies like this. The youth portrayed in this film vary little to real life. The UK faces a major shortage in labour in the up and coming years - "Kidulthood" and "Adulthood" shows why. Expect immigration aplenty to plug the labour gaps, whilst these kids go around trying to assert just who is the real 'bad man'.

The UK is in a current state of malaise, it is in need of a shot-in-the-arm. What kind of shot is open to debate. "Adulthood", and its predecessor "Kidulthood" are both good starting points in trekking the answer.

In short then WATCH IT.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 12 Oct 2008
By Caleb Williams VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
6 years after the incidents of Kidulthood, Sam (Noel Clark) is released from prison a new man. He regrets what he does and wants to move on with his life, the only problem being is that some of the friends and family of Trife haven't forgotten. Since that dreadful night, everyone involved has been forced to do some growing up but some of those have grown up with the bitterness and anger boiling up inside them.

Jay (Adam Deacon), one of the closest friends of Trife is truly after revenge so he pays someone to kill Sam. Along the way, knowing that people are after him Sam seeks to not only find out who's trying to kill him but make amends for the lives he's destroyed.

This is a truly immensely real film, it doesn't hold back in showing you the violent lives of London's inner city youth. I never thought I'd root for the bad guy but seeing the power in Noels performance, playing a man who truly wants to end the violence it truly came through. Although the actors are playing kids in late teens to early twenties, I was surprised by the age of some of the actors especially Noel. Maybe it's just his acting power but with him being 33 I was genuinely surprised that I couldn't actually question the age of the character he was playing.

Anyway, enough of that. I'll just wrap it up with this. People will say that this is a negative view of inner city childhood and doesn't accurately portray the lives of such kids. Others will say it's possibly the most accurate depiction you're going to get in a nation wide movie. I would go with the latter, it's frighteningly realistic and somewhat unfortunate. Noel Clark is a truly talented man, not just as an actor but as a writer/director.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Son loved this
Published 7 days ago by DEE
5.0 out of 5 stars Dvd
I am happy with the movie it is worth the watch I would recommend to friends and family good value
Published 6 months ago by bev
5.0 out of 5 stars Xmas present
My son really enjoys these films and asked for them for Xmas he now has all of the films a great buy
Published 6 months ago by amanda kentish
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
It took me months to get around to watching this film. I thought I would throw up. I liked the acting, and wished the film was not a true representation of the hardships of... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Miles Alura
4.0 out of 5 stars Adulthood DVD
Really good film it's edgy, a upgrade from kidulthood so u'll b familiar with characters. If u av seen that. It's quite violent with drug taking usuall gang stuff. But a must watch
Published 15 months ago by marcus
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
Would recommend!! :-)
Good dvd!! :-)
I love this film but i prefee the first one tho but thats my prospective.
Published 17 months ago by Rebecca Harrison
4.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD!
I bought this DVD for my boyfriends birthday - he now has all of the DVDs - Adulthood, Kidulthood etc. Would recommend, it's a good film.

Quick delivery - thank you!
Published 18 months ago by Miss S Burke
4.0 out of 5 stars Was thinking about this film days after
I really enjoyed Adulthood (and also Kidulthood). It showed me how different life is in London housing estates and made me question what kind of character I would be if I lived... Read more
Published on 5 April 2012 by Rachel
3.0 out of 5 stars gangsta wannabe
all plastic gangstas this is spott on 4 u. to be honest i did like it. im shocked. i want to be a rude boy not. good bye
Published on 12 Mar 2012 by tango
2.0 out of 5 stars Self-indulgent
I watched kidulthood and liked it. It was not supposed to be in-depth but raw and real

This film is supposed to evaluate characters more - and thus moves into a... Read more
Published on 19 Feb 2012 by David Jones
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