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on 17 March 2015
Excellent film. Superb acting by Eloise Lawrence. Very good story, emotional, tense with a touch of humour. This is British acting at it's best.
I shall no doubt be watching this again.....and again over the years.
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on 20 June 2016
Great movie, great acting, hard hitting. Not sure if it was on at the cinema... if it was then I missed it. I'm not a great DVD buyer but this is definitely one for the collection.
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on 14 March 2013
3 families' lifes living in a cul de sac are entangled through the violant attack of a father of three. His victim is the mentally challenged neighbours' son who befriends the daughter of a single father/solicitor. With a wonderful cast this at times bleak British drama deeply moves on many levels.
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on 5 April 2014
Ever wondered what goes on in suburban Britian. Could this be any street? Cillian Murhh has a supporting role as a man finally growing up to late
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on 18 December 2013
English theatre and film director Rufus Norris` feature film debut which was written by Irish screenwriter and playwright Mark O`Rowe, is an adaptation of a novel from 2008 by author Daniel Clay. It premiered in the Special Screenings section of the International Critics` Week at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival in 2012, was shot on location in England and is a United Kingdom production which was produced by producers Bill Kenwright, Tally Garner, Dixie Linder and Nick Marston. It tells the story about a girl named Skunk Cunningham who lives with her brother named Jed, their father named Archie who is a solicitor and their Polish nanny named Kasia. A father named Bob Oswald who lives with his three daughters named Saskia, Susan and Sunrise, a man named Rick Buckley who lives with his parents named Janet and Dave and Kasia`s boyfriend named Mike Kiernan who is a teacher.

Distinctly and subtly directed by English filmmaker Rufus Norris, this finely paced fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints though mostly from the main character`s point of view, draws an incisive and intriguing portrayal of an 11-year-old schoolchild with diabetes and her relationship with her father, her teacher, her brother, a neighbour and a boy named Dillon. While notable for its naturalistic and atmospheric milieu depictions, sterling production design by English production designer and art director Kave Quinn, cinematography by British cinematographer Rob Hardy and use of colors and light, this dialog-driven and narrative-driven story about the rites of passage, false accusations, physical assault, bullying, friendship and mental illness depicts several heartfelt and heartrending studies of character and contains a great score by music supervision company Electric Wave Bureau.

This dramatic, conscientious, sociological and affectionate character piece which is set mostly in a neighbourhood in England and where an array of happenings brings the lives of three English families together, is impelled and reinforced by its fragmented and brilliant narrative structure, substantial character development, subtle continuity, interrelated stories, colorful and contrasting characters and memorable acting performances by actress Eloise Laurence in her debut feature film role, English actor and director Tim Roth, Irish actor Cillian Murphy, English actor Rory Kinnear, English actor Robert Emms, Bosnian actress Zana Marjanovic, actress Martha Bryant and actor George Sargeant. An eloquently romantic, invariably engaging and virtuous indie which gained the award for Best British Independent Film at the 15th British Independent Film Awards in 2012.
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on 9 June 2015
I am not keen on this film; it's too much like today's life. I only bought this film because Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy are in it.
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on 27 October 2014
I was expecting a typically grim Brit drama, it is hard going in parts but never gratuitous. Well worth a watch, highly recommended.
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on 5 January 2015
The acting is superb throughout and the storyline is believable. I would recommend this however I would suggest parental guidance.
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on 24 October 2014
Excellent. The performances from everyone were outstanding. Especially the kids. Highly recommend, but not feelgood movie.
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on 2 February 2015
Interesting to watch and learn from! One of those 'quiet' films that need a second viewing to really get the message.
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