MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 524 this week

Disco (2010)

 -  Short | Comedy | Drama
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 73 users  
Reviews: 1 user

July. 1997. The height of summer. England. Oasis reach number one with 'D'you Know What I Mean'. Tony Blair has moved his stuff in to Downing Street. Meanwhile Danny is trying to tell a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 31 Aug 2011
 
a list of 196 titles
created 04 Jun 2012
 
a list of 11 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 17 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Disco" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Disco (2010)

Disco (2010) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Disco.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mixtape II (2009)
Short | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ben spends his time listening to his Dad's old 70's vinyl and making mixtapes on an old double deck tape recorder. He makes a tape to try and woo the girl next door, Lily, the girl of his dreams.

Director: Luke Snellin
Stars: Bill Milner, Charlotte Beaumont, Kate Miles
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A love triangle develops between three friends who came of age at a mysterious, secluded boarding school and are destined to lead brief lives.

Director: Mark Romanek
Stars: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield
Pop Art (2008)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A tale of the relationship between lonely schoolboy, Toby, and Arthur, or Art, an inflatable boy.

Director: Amanda Boyle
Stars: Bill Milner, George Morgan, Sharon Small
Blessed (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A successful city trader suddenly loses everything he truly cares about. Seeking comfort in isolation on a remote island, his life is turned upside down by the arrival of a little girl.

Director: Mark Aldridge
Stars: James Nesbitt, Natascha McElhone, Gary Lewis
Jess//Jim (2011)
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A gentle story about two people connecting in a big city.

Director: Luke Snellin
Stars: Benjamin Dilloway, Leah Brotherhead, Toby Kebbell
Charlie II (2011)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Charlie is the story of one man's tribute to his father and Charlie Chaplin.

Director: Luke Snellin
Stars: Michael Peluso
Disco (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Didier Travolta (Franck Dubosc) is a 40-year-old disco music fan who has no job, lives with his mother, and has a son he hasn't seen for a while in Britain. The mother of his son refuses to... See full summary »

Director: Fabien Onteniente
Stars: Franck Dubosc, Emmanuelle Béart, Gérard Depardieu
Baby I (2014)
Short | Drama

The line between victim and aggressor blur as a troubled Welsh farm girl is forced to care for the monster that once tormented her.

Directors: Saul Abraham, Josh Feder
Stars: Mark Stanley, Lil Woods, Trudi Jackson
Stars: Helen Baxendale, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Ross Boatman
The 7.39 (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After fighting for a seat on their morning commute, Sally and Carl begin talking and suddenly their daily train journey becomes a lot more interesting. Carl is happily married, Sally's ... See full summary »

Director: John Alexander
Stars: David Morrissey, Sheridan Smith, Olivia Colman
Director: Alastair Paton
Stars: María Valverde, Jodelle Ferland, Jack Derges
30 Minute Break (Video 2014)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Oliver Kember
Stars: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Stephanie de Whalley, Farrah Shekarchi-Khanghahi
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Danny
...
Pippa
...
...
Rachel
Louie Byford ...
Dominic
Bradley Ford ...
Dean
Mark Ellis ...
William
Ashley Kirs ...
Mysterious Girl
Joe Knight ...
Full Monty Boy
Darious Timmerman-Nugent ...
Dancing Boy
Connor Brooks ...
School Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amber Pearce-Debono ...
School Girl
Alex Swaysland ...
School Girl
Edit

Storyline

July. 1997. The height of summer. England. Oasis reach number one with 'D'you Know What I Mean'. Tony Blair has moved his stuff in to Downing Street. Meanwhile Danny is trying to tell a girl named Pippa that he likes her. On this Friday we follow Danny through mis-communication, gossip, chinese whispers and a love triangle between Danny, Pippa and his best friend Greg. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film takes place on July 14, 1997. See more »

Goofs

Although the Year 9 Disco poster states that July 14, 1997 was a Thursday, it was actually a Monday. See more »

Connections

References The Full Monty (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Saturday Night
Written by Larry Pignagnoli and Davide Riva
Performed by Whigfield
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An excellent, heartfelt depiction of young love and the teenage experience
3 July 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is a very sweet short film about a young boy, Danny, who is trying to pluck up to courage to ask the girl that he fancies, Pippa, to the school disco. However, due to a partially overheard conversation relayed by someone else, Danny is under the mistaken impression that Pippa fancies his friend Greg when she in facts fancies him. She is having similar difficulty in plucking up the courage to ask him. Written and directed by Luke Snellin, this is a wonderfully made exploration of the trials and tribulations of young adolescent life told from both the male and female perspectives, though the former receives the most attention.

The film takes place in July 1997 at the height of the Cool Britannia era, allowing the soundtrack to utilise some excellent Britpop songs including Suede's "Beautiful Ones" and three songs from Cast. The only non-British song featured in the film is Whigfield's "Saturday Night". 1997 may be a bit too recent for this to be considered a period film but the attention to detail is excellent. The soundtrack and other minor references - "Mortal Kombat", playing Tetris on a Game Boy, a boy doing the (not quite) Full Monty at the disco, the Macarena, Dominic's hairstyle, etc. - scream the 1990s.

Given that Luke Snellin was born in 1986, he was three to four years younger than the characters in the film at the time but I'm guessing that the storyline is, to some extent, semi-autobiographical and the late 1990s setting helped to bring that home for him. However, the themes that the film addresses are universal and I think that anyone who has either reached the characters' age (14 to 15) or has surpassed it can relate to one or more of the characters. I identified most strongly with Danny as, like him, I was a shy, sensitive boy at that age who wasn't as confident with girls or in general as I would have liked.

The film unsurprisingly has a very young cast and they all perform wonderfully. At 15, I think that Bill Milner was one of the oldest cast members. He was already reasonably well established from his appearances in films such as "Son of Rambow" and "Is Anybody There?" and plays the role of Danny brilliantly, perfectly capturing what it's like to be a teenage boy in his situation through not just the delivery of his dialogue but his facial expressions and general demeanour. Izzy Meikle-Small, who plays the object of his affection Pippa, is also excellent, nicely mirroring Danny's situation from the female perspective. Charlie Rowe is suitably obnoxious as Danny's friend Greg, who seems to have rather inflated sense of his attractiveness to the opposite sex and himself in general. However, towards the end of the film, there is a suggestion that this is merely a front that he hides behind and he becomes a much more likable and rounded character as a result.

The other two main roles are Pippa's best friend Rachel and Danny's other, nice friend Dominic, who are played (again, very well) by Lil Woods and Louie Byford respectively. While they have less screen time, I got the impression that Rachel was a more confident girl than Pippa and rather quirky while Dominic was sort of person who only spoke when he felt that he had something to say. This is reflected by the fact that he probably talks the most common sense of any of the characters in the film! As with Danny and Pippa, Dominic and Rachel get together at the disco and it's extremely sweet. Bradley Ford was also very impressive in his small role as 12-year-old hard man Dean. I don't think that I've even seen such a perfectly cast group of child actors.

Overall, this is an excellent, heartfelt depiction of young love and the teenage experience. It's a wonderful use of the short film format as we are given a brief snapshot of the characters' lives - the film lasts 15 minutes and takes place over the course of less than a day - but we can extrapolate quite a bit about them from it.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Disco (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?