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The Be All and End All (2009)

At fifteen, Robbie has only one thing on his mind - losing his virginity. The problem is that he's in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfill his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.

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Kate
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Robbie Wallace
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Tina
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W.P.C.
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Mr Wallace
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Business Man
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Ziggy
Kate Henry ...
Ziggy's Step Mum
Bryony Seth ...
Sophie
Jason Mulhearn ...
Ziggy's Dad
Darren Rapier ...
Doctor Palmer
Beverley Eve ...
Duty Nurse
Vicky Nightingale ...
Junior Nurse
Mick Colligan ...
Pimp
Cath Rice ...
Mrs. Wallace
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At fifteen, Robbie has only one thing on his mind - losing his virginity. The problem is that he's in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfill his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.

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3 December 2010 (UK)  »

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Egyszer élünk  »

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Wow...this movie is conflicting
15 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me get one thing out of the way early on: I really did like this movie. I know a lot of Americans don't really get British humor (outside of Monty Python) and I really think that's a shame. But I'll admit this movie muddles the waters even further for some with it's relatively seamless transitions from melancholy to humor.

As a basic premise it seems sound; a dying 15 year old boy has one final wish: to get laid once in his life. And who better to help him carry that wish out than his best friend? Seems like a good set up for some wacky hijinks, no? Well...that's kind of the problem. Remember, the kid's dying. There's a lot to explore there that's not at all funny. So while the film does deliver on some of the humorous aspects of a teenager's search for some action (on behalf of a bedridden friend, no less), much of that humor gets overshadowed by the weight of the situation. Plus, the film often attempts to transition between humorous and heartfelt a little too quickly. It's hard to laugh at something immediately after the main characters get soul-crushingly bad news. That said, for those who like a little something different and are tired of the usual teenage sex comedy, this might be just the thing. Sure, it's more than a little dark, but it lends some weight to the story in the end.


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