dead cool is the story of modern family relationships, as seen through the eyes of 15 year-old David. Six years after his dad dies in a car crash, David's mum moves in with the new man in ...
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When their mother dies, Danny and Jack must fend for themselves. Danny escapes with sex, drugs and music and Jack turns a mannequin into a surrogate parent. Finally, they must come to terms with each other.
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Robert Noble, a bullied child who has premonitions, visits an old people's home and meets an elderly lady who asks him to go to Chance House and solve the mystery of the young boy who supposedly fell to his death there.
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dead cool is the story of modern family relationships, as seen through the eyes of 15 year-old David. Six years after his dad dies in a car crash, David's mum moves in with the new man in her life. As the two families come together - complete with teenage step brothers and sisters, a crushingly acerbic granny and one feisty, American self-help guru ex-wife - David has fantasies of his father's ghost returning to disrupt the new step-family and test its survival.Written by
This was a really enjoyable feel good movie with a good British feel about it. The cast is its main sell though. Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction, Desperately Seeking Susan) glows on screen as Diedre a self help guru, whilst Imogen Stubbs (Sense and Sensability, Twelfth Night) James Callis (Bridget Jones I & II) and Liz Smith (The Royle Family, Vicar of Dibley) play a close knitted a very funny family. Check out Liz's bad wig! The film is centred around Steven Geller (Bootleg, Mike & Angelo), a very talented young actor who I'm sure we will be seeing a lot more of in the future. He plays a complex and demanding David exceptionally well, and in my opinion carries the movie. Overall I look forward to the DVD release, and would recommend Dead Cool to everyone.
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