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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 14 September 2013
This is really Emily Lloyd's film, and there has rarely been a better teenage performance on screen, or one that touches so many emotions. Her comic gift prevents the film from sliding into total bleakness, aided by a very funny screenplay. This is particularly evident in the first half, where a number of set pieces serve to show what a rebellious but spirited girl Lynda is. You just know she won't have an easy time in this early fifties seaside town, showing her knickers to the assembled bus drivers and jumping round the garden at night calling out "Up your bum!" at different pitches. At the same time she is a vulnerable figure, deprived of her mother at eleven and not getting on with her staid, respectable father. The boys she encounters prove disappointing in spite of the charm and humour of these dates, and their unpredictable incidents (Jesse Birdsall and Lee Whitlock are both pitch-perfect). It is this which pushes her into the arms of a sleazy older man, excellently played by Tom Bell, who is pitifully weak. He is just the kind of person young people need to be protected from, and what happens shows you why ... If the happy ending feels a little tacked on and the tone wavers momentarily, this is a minor blip in what must be one of the most dynamic comedies ever set down, with enough hijinks to make it life-affirming in spite of the very evident downward pull of life in such a place. You hope Lynda's nerve won't abandon her after the last frame, and that her irrepressible spirit will go on keeping her afloat into the future.
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on 27 August 2017
The early life of Cynthia Payne. Emily Lloyd turns in a superb performance of the young Cynthia, telling her story from the time of the return of her father from the war, the loss of her virginity and again, the hypocritical attitude of society towards sex out of marriage at that time and her subsequent single parent hood. Again, I feel this is a "must see" along with Personal Services
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on 29 July 2017
As I live locally and was here when this was made I had been after a copy but was hard to find. It is good to watch and know where all the scenes were made. Pity they don't make films like this anymore.
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on 19 March 2017
It is such a wonderful, life-affirming film, brilliantly acted by Emily Lloyd. I need my own copy to watch whenever I want, so I joyfully bought this inexpensive dvd,
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on 27 April 2017
Good Film,Many Thanks
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on 17 September 2016
The wonderful hugely funny and poinient story based on the young Cynthia Paynes early life. Emily Lloyd shines as a young headstrong misunderstood teenager in post war England.
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on 4 October 2016
Not the holiday programme on tv but this film is about a 15 year old girls sexual adventures.
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on 26 August 2017
love this dvd will order from this seller again.
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on 17 March 2017
They don't make films like this no moor what a shame
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on 6 September 2017
superb
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