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Hunky Dory (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 22 March 2013 (USA)
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In the heat of the summer of 1976, drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end-of-term version of Shakespeare's The Tempest.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristian Gwilliam ...
Tom Rhys Harries ...
Evan (as Tom Harries)
Adam Byard ...
Kayleigh Bennett ...
Dafydd Llyr-Thomas ...
Syd / Member, Cwmtawe Community School Choir
Headmaster (as Bob Pugh)
Jodi Davis ...
Mandy (as Jodie Davis)
Ryan Hacker ...
Lewis Coster ...
Davy's Friend
Sam Shervill ...
Davy's Friend


In the heat of the summer of 1976, keen drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end of year music version of Shakespeare's The Tempest. To engage her students, she uses hits of the time, which will be performed by a fresh young cast led by rising star Aneurin Barnard. Written by Websurfer

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Comedy | Drama | Music


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Release Date:

22 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Musical de Verão  »

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$2,695 (USA) (29 March 2013)


$19,041 (USA) (3 May 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Okay plot, Decent film, good cast.
31 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

A half decent film in terms of plot and a good film in terms of acting. The only thing that annoyed me slightly with the acting was Kristian Gwilliam who I thought was awful. Interesting to see how many actors from this film have now gone on to appear in Stella, I think that shows how well the cast worked as a unit.

The pace did feel a little off at times where you get a sudden change of direction before reverting to the original pace of the film almost as if a scene had been cut out.

I would have liked to have seen a bit more of some of the characters back stories in the first half of the film and I think the film should have been made a bit longer to accommodate that. The character of Lewis in particular who was well played by Adam Byard seemed to feature a lot more prominently in the second half of the film compared to the first. I also thought that some of the cast were a bit under used with Di Botcher particularly taking a very minor role and given her past experience in Twin Town and that she has since gone on to be in Stella I was surprised to see her in such a minor role. Overall a decent film which im giving 6 out of 10 which isn't a bad rating off me considering I don't usually go for musicals.

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