Reggie and Dot are a young South London couple who get married before they really get to know each other. After the marriage, they quickly begin to drift apart. Dot seems content to pursue her own interests, until Reggie meets Pete, a fellow cyclist, and begins to explore his own identity. Written by
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A thoroughly watchable film, well acted by the front trio of Rita Tushingham as an adolescent bride, Colin Campbell as the fast-talking lead man and Dudley Sutton as a barely-concealed queen who becomes his friend. I love the fast-paced opening of effervescent marriage and honeymoon at Butlins - unaffected and a postmodernity free backdrop for the breakdown of convention and the blossoming of genuine if more tricky friendships. It's also got a super bike race sequence - all the way to Edinburgh and back - a nicely filmed metaphor for their respective journeys out of adolescence and the true reference of the title. 6/10
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