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Adulthood (2008)

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Six years after KiDULTHOOD, Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife, he realizes that life is no easier on the outside than it was on the inside and he's forced to confront the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noel Clarke ... Sam
Scarlett Alice Johnson ... Lexi
Adam Deacon ... Jay
Jacob Anderson ... Omen
Plan B ... Dabs (as Ben Drew)
Femi Oyeniran Femi Oyeniran ... Moony
Shanika Warren-Markland ... Kayla
Nathan Constance Nathan Constance ... Ike
Cornell John ... Uncle Curtis (as Cornell S. John)
Pierre Mascolo Pierre Mascolo ... Andreas
Wil Johnson ... Big Man
Red Madrell ... Alisa
Don Klass Don Klass ... Blammy
Arnold Oceng ... Henry
Madeleine Fairley Madeleine Fairley ... Claire
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Storyline

Six years after KiDULTHOOD, Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife, he realizes that life is no easier on the outside than it was on the inside and he's forced to confront the people he hurt the most. Some have moved on, others are stuck with the repercussions of his actions that night, but one thing's for certain - everyone has been forced to grow up. Through his journey Sam struggles to deal with his sorrow and guilt and something else he didn't expect - those seeking revenge. As he's pursued by a new generation of bad boys, Sam sets about trying to get the message across to his pursuers that they should stop the violence, much like Trife tried to tell him all those years ago. Can Sam stop the cycle of violence and make something positive from the destruction he caused or will his journey into Adulthood end here?

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bozorgsali See more »

Filming Locations:

West London, England, UK

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$6,611,001
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rosanna Hoult who plays Polly is the sister of Nicholas Hoult who played Blake in Kidulthood. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Sam fights with a person in the cemetery. The fight scene shows sunlight and shadows in one shot and missing in another. This is repeated while they are wrestling each other on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Never mess with a man that aint got nothing to lose
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Sirens
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Licensed courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd
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Effective sequel
1 September 2011 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

I found ADULTHOOD to be a decent film and one which actually surpasses the original. The reason is that I prefer the plot: I find the story of a sole character's redemption on the mean streets of London to be more focused and compelling than the multi-character narratives of the first film, KIDULTHOOD. At times, ADULTHOOD feels like nothing less than a modern-day western, with characters forming alliances and battling it out in a virtually lawless society.

Noel Clarke goes from strength to strength, undertaking not one, not two, but three separate roles here. First and foremost he directs, giving the movie the kind of gritty realism it desperately needs. Secondly he writes, crafting an interesting tale populated by engaging characters. Finally he acts, and delivers a fine performance as a man struggling to come to terms with his identity and place in society.

The supporting cast are fine – some delivering over-the-top performances, others more restrained and heartfelt, as the script requires. Overall, ADULTHOOD has a refreshing honesty about it that stems from the lives of the people it depicts: it tells their story in an unpretentious, almost documentary style, with plenty of natural humour and a great deal of emotion.


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