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Product details

  • Actors: John Cleese, Troye Sivan, Tanit Phoenix
  • Directors: Donovan Marsh
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Sept. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008M7OEZA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,079 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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South Africa, 1990. Two major events are about to happen: the release of Nelson Mandela and it's John 'Spud' Milton's first year at an elite boarding school. Cursed with parents from well beyond the lunatic fringe and a dormitory full of strange new classmates, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new world - a world where his eyes are opened to love, friendship and complete insanity.

Based on the International Best-selling book by John Van De Ruit.

"Funny, fast-paced and wonderfully observant" - The Daily Express

"Achingly funny!" - Sunday Times Lifestyle

Special Features:
- Making of
- Deleted Scenes
- Cast Interviews
- Audio Commentary with the director, producer and author John Van De Ruit

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Maritha on 14 Jun. 2012
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Being an expatriate South African, I was deeply touched by this film, for it brought back a lot of childhood memories. I love the movie: the setting, the period of profound political change, the countryside, and especially the call of the hadeda... Hearing the hadeda call made me weep with longing for my country of birth. It is a heartwarming film!
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I really enjoyed watching this! I think it's such a shame that Universal don't market it better in the UK but anyway...

The film follows John "Spud" Milton during his first year at a prestigious private boarding school in South Africa, 1990. Very much a coming of age story, we see Spud struggle with friendships, girls, and of course his painfully slow journey through puberty!

It had me in hysterics from start to finish, and I did like that Spud narrates, much in the style of a diary (as in the book).

The thing that I particularly like about this film, and the book (and the series as a whole) is the unique way in which Van de Ruit tackles the problems and difficulties teenagers go through growing up. I don't think I've found anything else that talks about puberty, alcohol, smoking, bullying etc so candidly and with so much honesty, and so much of the humour stems from moments where I laughed because I went "I was in that situation once!".

The picture presented of private boarding school is very true to life!

Although the story is mostly true to the book, I must confess I missed characters like Crispo and Earthworm. It is none the less an excellent adaptation and I would thoroughly recommend it.

Is the book always better? I couldn't say, but I would definitely recommend you read it, and the rest of the series. They are very good reads, and suitably hilarious.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John D. Adler on 11 Aug. 2012
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A very good film with plenty of comedy and an insight into kids in boarding school. Typically there is bullying and the formation of close friendships. The film tackles the death of a close friend in a sensitive way. Wonderful acting from John Cleese as an excentric form teacher with a passion for books who drinks and has marital problems. He takes to Spud and encourages him to read as much as possible. The star of the film playing John Milton ( Spud ) is 12 year old Troye Sivan. Troye is an excellent, talented actor he also has an amazing singing voice. You can hear Troye singing many songs on YouTube where he has his own music channel. ( TroyeSivan18.)
Troye recently played the part of young Logan in Xmen, he was spotted by Hugh Jackman ( Logan ) while performing on YouTube which landed him the part. Although Troye lives in Perth Australia his family are originally from South Africa where the film Spud is set.
I loved the film and highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian William Young on 22 Oct. 2013
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A very entertaing filh starring the talented young actor Troye Sivan & John Cleese.I can't wait for the next film Spud 2. it's a film of mixed emotions and an insight into boarding the life of living in a boarding school..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. C. Murray on 7 Dec. 2012
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True to the first book in the series. Some genuinely funny bits. Great cast. Looking forward to the sequel, which I gather has been filmed last summer.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. Rowley-brooke on 10 Oct. 2012
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The DVD arrived in good condition. The film is about a young boy's experience in his first year at an exclusive South African private school in the early 90s just as Nelson Mandela is about to be released. It is redolent of Public/boarding school life in 60s & 70s UK & I believe all ex-pupils who were 'boarders' will really enjoy what is a hoot from beginning to end. Obviously the film focuses more than the book on the role of The Guv as the makers wanted to showcase an outstanding John Cleese in the lead. However, he is an matched by the relative innocence of the lead boy, portrayed convincingly by Troy Sivan. As in most good comedies the many outrageously funny incidents are balanced by moments of real sadness - tear-jerkingly so.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Smegger on 10 Dec. 2012
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I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It is a adaption of the first book in the series (Spud), which is about a boy who goes to borading school in South Africa around the time of Mandela's release and was very well put together. The lead actor, Troye Sivan, is an excellent young actor who I can see going far in the future. The actors are all great and all add something to the movie, particularly John Cleese as the mad English teacher 'The Guv' (everyone at the school has nicknames), Jason Cope (District 9) as the sadistic housemaster 'Sparerib' and Tanit Phoenix as Sparerib's very pleasing-on-the-eye wife 'Eve' (because Eve came from Adam's sparerib).

The movie is a heartfelt, hilarious story of John 'Spud' Milton, so called because he is a 'late bloomer', puberty-wise. He comes across a bunch of weird and wonderful characters during his time at boarding school, including Henry 'Gecko' Barker, a frail boy who is always ill, Charlie 'Mad Dog' Hooper, a hunting obsessive who is always killing animals, Alan 'Boggo' Greenstein, a perverted, pornography-obsessed teenager and Robert 'Rambo' Black, the self-appointed, self-nicknamed leader of the dormitory. Together, they go through many adventures together, like forbidden night-swimming in the dam.

Another major plot element is the school performance of 'Oliver!', where Spud manages to get the lead role, thanks to his cute face and not-yet-broken voice. The songs are not the songs used in the original 'Oliver!' for obvious copyright reasons, so new songs were used. These new songs are a good enough substitute and I can understand them using new songs.
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