Love, death & birdwatching. It sounds funny, but it isn't. The smartly handled opening gaff (three young men ogling "birds" in a magazine) sets the tone for this clever but very painful film about young love, self-harm and teenage suicide. Yes it's also about birdwatching, but that's a device rather than a driver. It's beautifully done, with each small cameo role (and there are lots of them) as delicately handled as the darker leads. It sat with me for days aftewrwards - always a good sign - and its great to reaffirm that you don't need big directors or big leads (e.g. "Trainspotting") to make a phenomenal film. I hope this does great things for the cast. They deserve it.