After a young woman, Rachel Jackson, is knocked down and killed one summer night, it sends shivers through the local community. The driver of the car, David Fowler, is found to be drunk at ... See full summary »

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Noel Fitzpatrick ...
Dr. David Fowler
Nick Tatham ...
Miles Anderson
Matthew Watkin ...
Sean Jackson
Nina Reizi ...
Jennifer Anderson
David Lenson ...
D.I. Anthony Edwards
Alex Rainford ...
Jane Shepherd
Dominic Milne ...
Dr. Alan Robinson
Keven Schwarz ...
John Harvey
Sasha Hermann ...
Rachel Jackson
Richard Booth ...
Jack Boulton
Nick Morris ...
First Bully
David Briggs ...
Second Bully
Harry Smyth ...
Guard
Fiona Mathews ...
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Peter Boughton ...
Police Officer
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After a young woman, Rachel Jackson, is knocked down and killed one summer night, it sends shivers through the local community. The driver of the car, David Fowler, is found to be drunk at the wheel and is promptly arrested and interrogated. The previously-respected local doctor breaks down and admits to being obsessed with Rachel and secretly in love with her. At the same time, young Miles Anderson is trying to battle with his own demons. A sufferer of the condition Tourette's Syndrome since birth, Miles is plagued by nightmares, behavioural problems and uncontrollable twitching. Miles shared a close bond with Dr Fowler, who had helped him try and finally beat the condition through music: to their amazement, whenever Miles sang, the symptoms of his Tourette's vanished and he became a different person. However, with Dr Fowler under arrest and out of reach, Miles must struggle on without him. Meanwhile, Rachel's husband Sean swears vengeance against Dr Fowler... Written by Anonymous

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Tragedy breeds hope

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27 September 2004 (UK)  »

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When Nick Tatham pushes over Nina Reizi in the kitchen at the beginning of the film, it was improvised and unexpected - Nina's reaction is genuine. See more »

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Tourette Blues
Performed by Nick Tatham
Written by Nick Tatham
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Not perfect but a promising debut
9 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With Live for the Moment, 15-year-old Richard Booth has made an impressively ambitious debut. Although it's evident he still has a lot to learn, the sheer scale of the film he had made at such a tender age, together with the complexity of the issues he raises within his own script, mark him out as a talent to watch in the future.

Unfortunately, he is let down somewhat by the acting, which is not first rate. While his young lead (a real sufferer of Tourettes Syndrome) gives a heartfelt performance, Noel Fitzpatrick as the doctor isn't nearly as convincing, failing to convince he is the tortured soul he makes out (not helped by the fact he doesn't look much like a doctor). In truth, the performance of the youngsters puts the older, supposedly more professional actors, to shame.

Booth, however, makes up for this with his script which, although it perhaps needed another draft, has enough to it to make it both thought-provoking and provocative. The paradoxical comparisons he draws between youthful ambition in the face of adversity and the slow surrendering of a life unfulfilled is both ironic and moving, and, if his actual dialogue is occasionally naive, it shouldn't be discounted, especially as a lot of it is based on real experiences. Equally, his skill in making the most of what was virtually a zero-budget (watch out particularly for an ingenious get-around for the scene with an ambulance) bodes well for the future.

It's not perfect. It's rough around the edges and has a few clumsy moments, but it's certainly a promising debut and I look forward to seeing where Booth takes his obvious talent in the future.


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