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The Kid (2010)

 -  Drama  -  17 September 2010 (UK)
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About Kevin Lewis who grew up in poverty but survived to make a better life for himself and his family.

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Kevin Lewis never had a chance. Growing up on a poverty-stricken London council estate, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and abandoned by social services, his life was never his own. Even after he was put into care, he found himself out on the streets caught up in a criminal underworld that knew him as 'The Kid'. Yet Kevin survived to make a better life for himself. This international bestseller published in 2003 is his heartbreaking and inspiring story. Written by Mark Thomas

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The skinhead in the black bomber jacket seen to be cheering on the "the kid" in his fight against the dreadlocked man, is also seen to be carrying off the losing fighter after the fight. Why would he be associated with someone he wasn't backing. See more »

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While the film is set in the mid-80s,when Kevin and his friend are in the alleyway selling the hire purchase car, a red bus with a partially obscured advert for the film Terminator Salvation on the side can be seen. See more »

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Surprisingly bad
18 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In contrast to the other reviews I must say that this film was surprisingly bad. I am not sure where it went so wrong really, but it is probably the casting. I just could not see one person that was actually believable in his/her role. The mother of the boy was just so badly acted I felt actually embarrassed in the cinema. Also I think they could have done much better with the casting of the lead. I am not from UK, but the poor people from the council estates where the characters came from do NOT sound like some posh Chelsea public school prick. He was much better in the Pride and Prejudice. Only character that was even slightly OK was the guy that played the Kid in his early teens. I actually could see that kid being abused at home. All in all the film fell flat on many occasions, too many stereotypes, too many things we have seen already.After an hour I felt so board I started playing with my phone.I know I may sound like a overly negative person, but I go to movies 2 times a week and don't remember the last time I walked out on the movie before the end. Unfortunately The Kid was the case... 3 points for the effort though as obviously someone worked on this film, but I would never recommend this to anyone....


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