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Dead Cool (2004)

 -  Comedy  -  1 September 2005 (UK)
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dead cool is the story of modern family relationships, as seen through the eyes of 15 year-old David. Six years after his dad dies in a car crash, David's mum moves in with the new man in ... See full summary »

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David
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Henny
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Josh
David Cohen ...
Rabbi
Liz Smith ...
Liz
Patricia England ...
Granny
Leonard Dalrymple ...
Young David
Daon Broni ...
Juggler (as Daon Bruni)
Joseph Ashworth ...
8 Year Old David
Gordon Warren ...
Rabbi (as Rev. Gordon Warren)
Kulvinder Ghir ...
Doctor
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Deirdre
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Mark
Gemma Lawrence ...
Sue
Olivia Wedderburn ...
Em
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dead cool is the story of modern family relationships, as seen through the eyes of 15 year-old David. Six years after his dad dies in a car crash, David's mum moves in with the new man in her life. As the two families come together - complete with teenage step brothers and sisters, a crushingly acerbic granny and one feisty, American self-help guru ex-wife - David has fantasies of his father's ghost returning to disrupt the new step-family and test its survival. Written by Nick Cohen

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Fantastic cast!
5 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was a really enjoyable feel good movie with a good British feel about it. The cast is its main sell though. Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction, Desperately Seeking Susan) glows on screen as Diedre a self help guru, whilst Imogen Stubbs (Sense and Sensability, Twelfth Night) James Callis (Bridget Jones I & II) and Liz Smith (The Royle Family, Vicar of Dibley) play a close knitted a very funny family. Check out Liz's bad wig! The film is centred around Steven Geller (Bootleg, Mike & Angelo), a very talented young actor who I'm sure we will be seeing a lot more of in the future. He plays a complex and demanding David exceptionally well, and in my opinion carries the movie. Overall I look forward to the DVD release, and would recommend Dead Cool to everyone.


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