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Kidulthood (2006)

A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.

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Menhaj Huda

Writer:

Noel Clarke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aml Ameen ... Trife
Red Madrell ... Alisa
Noel Clarke ... Sam
Adam Deacon ... Jay
Jaime Winstone ... Becky
Femi Oyeniran Femi Oyeniran ... Moony
Madeleine Fairley Madeleine Fairley ... Claire
Rebecca Martin Rebecca Martin ... Katie
Nicholas Hoult ... Blake
Adem Bayram Adem Bayram ... Vinnie
Stephanie Di Rubbo Stephanie Di Rubbo ... Shaneek (as Stefanie Di Rubbo)
Queen Kate Ajike Queen Kate Ajike ... Carleen (as Kate-Line Okoro)
Medhavi Patel Medhavi Patel ... Sophie
Ben McKay ... Rapper
Cornell John ... Uncle Curtis
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A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.

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Before adulthood comes...

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, violent content, sexual material, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kidulthood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$849,650
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jaime Winstone and Adam Deacon also starred together in Dead Set (2008). See more »

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Trife: She ain't a virgin.
Shaneek: How the fuck would you know?
Trife: Cause me and her fucked the day I turned you down.
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British stereotypes run the show
15 June 2008 | by StampsfightclubSee all my reviews

Kidulthood explores the lives of teenagers in London in Huda's interesting and controversial 2006 British drama.

The British media runs riot on any story they can get their hands on and exploit, and in recent years have developed various forms of stereotypes, none more so than the stereotypical "gangster teenager" who swears every other sentence, drinks, does drugs and has a violent motive towards others and this ideology is explored by Doctor Who star Noel Clarke.

Clarke dives deep into the lives of numerous teenagers to bring out the personalities of the teenagers, and his character Sam is a stereotype of a teenager, the use of violence and swearing portray the villain of the narrative. I'm usually against stereotypes being used in films but in this case it is interesting to see how these stereotypes feel about being branded that way, when the teenagers walk into a shop and are accused of a crime they didn't commit just because of their image as this stereotype the media has created.

The stories centre around what is regarded as typical teenage lives, which involve Jamie Winstone's character messing around with older men for drugs, a guy and a girl in a complicated relationship where the girl is pregnant and the idea of suicide is also encoded which is very dramatic.

The acting, direction, dialogue and settings are all extremely poor and given the strong message it could have been done so much better. Regardless the message is there and I couldn't tear myself away even if I wanted to.

The stereotypical view does go over the top, I am 19 and have never seen anyone act as violent or swear as much as the characters in this film. I can see the point, but trying to convey realism was overdone. The stories of each character are interesting, if somewhat of a cliché. Considering everything about this film is poor, it is a surprising entertaining watch.


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