A long hot summer in rural Norfolk and a rough coming of age for Goob Taylor,fighting with brutal,womanizing stock car racer Gene Womack for his mother's attention ,and falling for the exotic charms of a pretty foreign field worker.
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Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a ... See full summary »
When her parents decide to separate, sixteen year old Anna Brooks is sent to spend the summer in a small coastal town with her old fashioned aunt and uncle, Jennifer and David Collingwood. ... See full summary »
John, lives in a remote area of Scotland. The primary industry is potato farming and John is a picker who lives for the harvests; it is all he has in his life. He yearns for a life that he ... See full summary »
BATTLES is the tale of a man who has run away from his home life as he suffers from depression. He hides away in a hotel room waiting for someone or something to give him the strength he needs to return to reality.
After the first few minutes I was very much looking forward to the rest of this film. Unfortunately it failed to deliver. A few bright moments in the script to begin with, but these gradually petered out.
A decent performance from Sarah Matravers, particularly in the early scenes, but she then became woefully under-utilised as the film plodded on.
I don't suppose it should be possible to meander at pace, but this film managed to do just that. We'll have to wait for the next offering to find out if this was due to the direction or the script - it wasn't the acting, which had some merit.
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