Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working... See full summary »
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.
Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. Lynette, a young rough sleeper watches Christine stumble out of a club whilst she sits in the cold waiting for loose change to fall on her lap; her luck seems to change when she meets Frank who despite his misgivings, offers her a place to stay. Written by
Great to see interesting British film finally.....
I felt compelled to tell people about this challenging and bold British film. The acting is superb overall and the story felt very real. It tells the story about Frank played by the superb Eddie Marsan who invites a young girl who is sleeping rough on the street back to his flat. The girl is someone i haven't seen before - i just looked her up and she is called Candese Reid and is really a brilliant actress. Also Tom STurridge who i have only seen playing a different type of character in The Boat that Rocked is very good. He plays her boyfriend.
I liked the direction too and was so relieved to see an original and fresh style. I thought about the film for days and its ages since i've seen something that made me think so much.
I'd say its a must see if you are interested in cinema and in seeing something out of the ordinary.
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