|Price:||£2.69 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
Set in the early 1980s, This Is England initially focuses on 12-year old Shaun (played by Thomas Turgoose, a real find), as he befriends a group of skinheads. Shaun bears the scars of the 80s, with his dad lost in the Falklands War, and his relationship with his new friends develops carefully across the first half of the film.
But its in the second half where This Is England soars. Its not easy watching, as is the usual drill with Meadows best films, From a stunning tirade about the state of Britain, to moments of real unease and tension, its a terrific piece of cinema, and one destined to enjoy a healthy life on DVD. Its also one that should, if theres any justice, provide a major career springboard for its primarily unknown cast, and one that should get Meadows far more of the recognition he absolutely deserves.
Bluntly, not only is This Is England the best British film of the year. Its a standout contender for the best film of 2007 full stop. Its utterly superb, and itd be remiss not to see it. --Jon Foster --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A good movie for a bit of nostalgia and culture, 80s fashion, hair and make up, some great characters and acting, particularly from the youngsters, only fault for me was finding... Read morePublished 1 month ago by joanne goodwill
I knew this was a very good film, but I was a little wary of the subject matter. Can watching a film about skinheads in the early eighties be a worthwhile experience? Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rich
TOP FILM CAN'T BELIEVE HOW GOOD IT WAS SOUNDTRACK BRILLIANT REALLY GOOD ACTORSPublished 3 months ago by COCARLEY