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Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell befriends with the two boys and later asks them to help him pursue Romeo's beautiful elder sister. He gradually becomes more violent after she rejects him ... Written by
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Director Shane Meadows appears twice in the film, once working in the chip shop and later working as a nurse. At the end of the movie these parts are credited to Shane Meadows and Shaun Fields respectively. Shaun Fields is also the name of the young boy in This Is England, whose experiences are based on those of director Meadows. See more »
I'm getting that feeling already of people with their hands on her. Makes me quite angry, I think I've been overcome with love.
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This film is a must see. This film gives further evidence that the industry is starting to once again, ever so slowly, support the independent or "left-field" films. In fact, support any film that has a DECENT story to tell and something to say.
Besides being a funny musing on friendships - Romeo and Gavin are best of mates, yet rarely say anything 'nice' to each other - in the best of British humour, it also contains perhaps one of the most frightening characters to be seen in a film in a very long time. The climax to this film will have your jaw hanging somewhere around waist-level. Patty Considine as Morrel is amazing, having a sort of hair-trigger eccentricity that pushes him, at the slightest touch, from lovable loner to something much much MUCH darker. The shot that Meadows includes of Morrel alone in his house crying, pulling back to reveal a sort of gas canister makes you wonder exactly what is going on in his head. FANTASTIC!
While Meadows is prone to indulge in the good old "finger-picking-guitar-music-over-shots-of-sombre-people" method of setting a mood, and does it fairly often, he can be excused EASILY by the power of this film, blending a PERFECT mix of humour and drama.
In my view, I'd pay 5-times the admission price for the climax alone
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