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Starred Up: A Return to Oz

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There’s nothing like a family reunion, especially when it takes place in a British penitentiary. 

And for new inmate Eric Love (Jack O’Connell), who last recalls being with his pop, Neville (Ben Mendelsohn), when he was a five year old, it should be especially poignant. After all there he was old bouncing upon dadda’s knee, a knee that’s been doing hard time ever since.

But now that he’s 19, equally tattooed and comparably psychotic to his old man, plus prone to ungovernable outbursts, Eric, after being prematurely transferred to the aforementioned adult prison, isn’t being overly sentimental. In fact, the first thing the lad does is melt his toothbrush and stick a razor blade in it. A homemade weapon just sometimes trumps daily dental care and father’s day cards.

Shortly thereafter, Eric punches out a jail-mate who wants to light his fag, steals some »

- Brandon Judell

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