Bullied at school and feeling neglected at home, Sean decides to run away. He meets another runaway, Molly, who reluctantly agrees to let Sean tag along as she tries to make her way back to her old family home.
Sean is bullied at school but his mother seems more concerned with making sure he babysits his younger brothers while she goes out with her boyfriend, so Sean decides to run away from home. Whilst wandering the streets at night, he meets another runaway, Molly, who reluctantly agrees to let Sean tag along as she tries to make her way back to her old family home. Back at home, his mother becomes increasingly desperate to find him. Written by
William Miller is one of the most talented young actors to emerge in the UK for a long time. In this 3 part drama he plays Sean who is being bullied at school and getting little support or comfort from his mum at home. As the title suggests, he runs away and begins a mini adventure which really needed at least another half hour to work effectively. The strongest episode was the first. Excellent performances all round, and an effective atmosphere. The final two episodes were not as well written, and they seemed a bit hurried. In particular, the final scene where Sean is reunited with his family needed more time. There were some effective moments, such as when Sean's mum's boyfriend, Gary, confronted the bully, and the wonderful performance by Michael Culkin. It was far from dreadful; it just needed a little more time and effort. There is much to be enjoyed about this series if you don't set your expectations too high.
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