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Young Adam (2003)

NC-17 | | Crime, Drama | 26 September 2003 (UK)
A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.

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Bill
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Stall Woman
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Storyline

Joe, a rootless young drifter, finds work on a barge travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh, owned by Les and his wife Ella. One afternoon they discover the corpse of a young woman floating in the water. Accident? Suicide? Murder? As the police investigate and suspect is arrested, we discover that Joe knows more than he is letting on. Gradually we learn of Joe's past relationship with the dead woman. Meanwhile an unspoken attraction develops between Joe and Ella, heightening the claustrophobic tensions in the confined space of the barge. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for some explicit sexual content | See all certifications »

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26 September 2003 (UK)  »

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El joven Adán  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£228,692 (United Kingdom), 28 September 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,278, 18 April 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$767,240, 15 August 2004
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first film which Mcgregor did not take his family along for the shoot. See more »

Goofs

The chords heard as Les plays the guitar change, but his fingers don't move. See more »

Quotes

Ella Gault: Say hello to Joe.
Joe Taylor: Alright?
Jim Gault: Bastard.
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Connections

Featured in Indie Sex: Censored (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

THE RIO GRANDE
Traditional
Performed by Peter Mullan
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This is a great movie
1 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is about a sociopath. He moves like a shark, never really staying anywhere for very long, killing or maiming emotionally anything that has the correct biology. His behavior betrays a self involvement and selfishness that is numbing. He is also a woman hater. The violence he does to women is with his penis. He rarely if ever, befriends men and in fact, uses them to get to what he wants. At the end of the movie, you hate him but are amazed by his total lack of connection with anyone.

Ewan McGregor is so wonderful in this role; it was as if it were made for him. As the young man who uses women and discards them throughout the movie, his portrayal is seamless. Naturally, Tilda Swinton is incredible too, as she always is.

Everyone in this is terrific. Don't see this if you are depressed.


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