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Chicken (2015)

| Drama | 20 May 2016 (UK)
RICHARD, 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, POLLY, needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new ... See full summary »

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Richard
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Polly
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Annabell
Kirsty Besterman ...
Mrs. Rickson
Stuart Keil ...
Mr. Rickson
Freddie Machin ...
Scrap Yard Owner
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Tara
Alf Raines ...
Pub Landlord
Johnny Vercoutre ...
Pub Customer
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Bill
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Lil
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Kevin
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McClint
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Electrician
Alex Murphy ...
Bloodied Man
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RICHARD, 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, POLLY, needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new landowner, and the electricity supply to their caravan is cut, their already precarious living conditions get even worse. Then a chance meeting with the new landowner's daughter, 17 year old ANNABEL (Yasmin Paige), leaves RICHARD besotted; whilst POLLY befriends the guys who run a seedy traveling fair. Richards optimistic view on life becomes increasingly difficult to maintain as Polly's abusive behavior worsens, family secrets are revealed, and he is torn between loyalty to his brother and his first true friend in ANNABEL. For better or worse, Richards life is about to change forever. Written by Anonymous

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Two chicken's play Richard's 'Fiona' in the film - cast and crew named them 'Shy' and 'Confident' on set. When filming was finished Shy and Confident were adopted by the farm locations real owners, and now live there permanently. See more »

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All good things come to those who wait
18 April 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

That's not an a review of the plot line, more the need for the viewer to persevere. My initial reaction after the first few minutes was to switch it off. I found it difficult to understand what the 2 brothers were saying, and nothing annoys me more than the need to constantly ask "what did he say?". But after a while your ears become attuned to their speech patterns and you find yourself immersed and gripped by the developments.

I won't talk about the plot detail other than to say it's a proper drama that repays the viewer.

Oh and as for Scott Chambers . . . what a performance. This was the first time I'd seen him on screen and I had to check his background to see if he was acting or if this was just him being him - he was acting. I hope to see him in more movies soon.


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