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Living in Hope (2002)

A comedy about student life, friendship and loyalty at that point in life when you are away from home for the first time. Posh, Liam, Harry, Animal and Footsie are five young men who meet ... See full summary »

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John Miller

Writer:

Guy de Beaujeu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Harper ... Posh
Paul Foster Paul Foster ... Footsie
Liam McMahon ... Liam
Bennet Thorpe Bennet Thorpe ... Animal
Robin Edwards ... Harry
Naomie Harris ... Ginny
Jade Ball Jade Ball ... Michaela
Lorraine Chase Lorraine Chase ... Doreen
Norman Bowler ... Dad
Joseph Rye ... Rugby Coach
Rob Temple Rob Temple ... Derek
Judi Laister Judi Laister ... Marjorie
Lara Marland Lara Marland ... Policewoman
Robert Pheby Robert Pheby ... Vice chancellor
Paul Nicholson Paul Nicholson ... Ern
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A comedy about student life, friendship and loyalty at that point in life when you are away from home for the first time. Posh, Liam, Harry, Animal and Footsie are five young men who meet at Cabot University, where they learn to re-evaluate life and love, while making the most of opportunities. Written by Anonymous

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50,000 shagging drinking breathing sleeping eating living students ! a very British campus drama.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die wilden Tage See more »

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Fluidity Films See more »
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Abandon all hope....
27 October 2006 | by thomkennedy1983See all my reviews

I had the misfortune to sit through this film a couple of years ago as an acquaintance of mine had been given a preview copy to review for a student paper. Briefly, this film is trite and full of awful 'seize the moment, life's for the living' type sound bite dialogue. The plot jerks around in an completely unconvincing manner and the only real message I got from the whole sorry affair was that one can find all the resolve and fortitude necessary in life by going bungee jumping. The actors cast for the students generally look too old, the 'risque' apparently amusing incidents presumably based on writer Guy de Beaujeu's own experiences are tame and quite uninspiring and the performances are uniformly reminiscent of a bad school play.

On the plus side, there is some nice direction and some attractive locations are utilised. The camera-work is also quite good and the film really could have evoked the sense of optimism and hope which it was clearly aiming for, were it not for the leaden script and dire acting.


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