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Kidulthood (2006)

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

Director:

Menhaj Huda

Writer:

Noel Clarke
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aml Ameen ... Trife
Red Madrell ... Alisa
Noel Clarke ... Sam
Adam Deacon ... Jay
Jaime Winstone ... Becky
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...

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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

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Trivia

The CD case that Becky racks out lines of cocaine on is "Out Of The Ghetto" by Isaac Hayes. She uses a Slipknot branded Visa card to cut them. See more »

Goofs

The knife Trevor used to cut a C on Curtis's buyer's cheek should've taken a lot longer to cut than it did. See more »

Quotes

Shop Assistant: [Very feminine voice] Congratulations! My wife is pregnant too.
Becky: Wife? I thought you were a batty-man.
Shop Assistant: Excuse me?
Becky: Aren't you gay?
Shop Assistant: No.
Becky: There's nothing wrong with it.
Shop Assistant: I know. I'm just saying...
Becky: Alright, calm down, yankee.
Shop Assistant: I'm CANADIAN.
Becky: Same thing!
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Connections

References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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Written and Performed by Audio Bullys
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A flawed, but a well acted look at kids gone bad in London.
7 April 2006 | by MerklinSee all my reviews

Kidulthood is an energetic snap shot of wasted youth in London that's flawed, but definitely interesting.

For the most part, the young cast (except for a very hammy jamie winstone) give strong, naturalistic performances-particularly noel clarke whos shocking turn as the local badman sam, will instantly make you forget clarkes "oafish boyfriend" routine on doctor who. What gives the performances a higher level of authenticity is the slang and profanity heavy dialogue that serves as an accurate representation of how the kids talk these days (you don't know how old i feel writing that!).

However the films mission to keep things as raw and gritty as possible ends up as its down fall- the script tries so hard to make the kids seem so reckless and hedonistic that the trouble they get into just gets unrealistic and shocking for the sake of being shocking after a while. Also, the story is very predictable- you will know how this one turns out , not even halfway through its running time .

Kidulthood doesn't come close to being as good as the likes of city of god or La haine, but its a well acted drama that I have to commend for trying to show a side of London that many other local films choose to ignore.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$849,650
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