The exploits of four friends, who are socially only marginally above what one of them calls "the freaks", are presented as they grow from their late teen years into adults and as they go on... See full summary »
Best friends Will McKenzie, Simon Cooper, Jay Cartwright and Neil Sutherland - who are not among the social outcasts, but also not cool enough to hang out with the cool kids who they aspire to be - have just graduated from their suburban London high school. Simon has finally been able to get Carli D'Amato, who he has been in love with since they were children, to be his girlfriend. Largely because they will be going away to different schools in the fall, Carli breaks up with him. To get Simon's singularly focused mind off Carli, his three best mates decide to take him on vacation for two weeks to get some sun, sand and girls before they move onto the next chapter of their lives in the fall. Neil makes the decision for them to go to Malia on the isle of Crete, a popular summer tourist destination for many a Brit. Jay, with inheritance money in hand, believes he can have the pick of any girl he wants. Neil has to decide what constitutes not cheating on his girlfriend, Nicole. Will wants... Written by
When the kid by the pool pulls Jay's shorts down a body double was used to 'superimpose' his privates. See more »
In the first scene in Marco's, after Jay says "Feed the pony", Neil lifts his right arm to have a sip of his pint. In the next reverse shot, his right arm has instantly jumped back down to his side where it started. See more »
Four socially troubled 18-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Malia. Ben Palmer lets the actors breathe and the music lets the atmosphere live. The film is more than just a glimpse into the lives of people who know how to live, but I was wondering if they serve more as metaphors for everyone of us as a part of the human race who lives better when we're on a leash. I think it could use some editing. The film is hard to watch at times and difficult to call enjoyable. If you can find it on DVD or Bluray for under $12, buy it, but it won't be worth much more than that to you because it's a bit outdated according to my tastes.
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