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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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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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Release Date:

20 June 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

West London, England, UK

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£1,203,319 (United Kingdom), 22 June 2008, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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When Henry and Dabs are playing Fifa, Henry scores a header - an Xbox 360 logo can clearly be seen in the bottom right corner of the replay screen despite the fact the 2 are playing with PS3 controllers. See more »

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Sam: And you. Try to get my own brother to kill me? Are you dizzy, blood?
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Performed by Sarah Akwisombe (as Goldie Locks)
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N.W.A. U.K. Style:
20 June 2008 | by Cinema_FanSee all my reviews

Not Straight Outta Compton, but straight out of jail and back on the mean streets of London. A story of retribution, responsibility and reflections that has Sam Peel (Noel Clarke) fighting for more than just his freedom. After a six and a half year stretch for murder, his troubles are just about to begin. This has his past conflicts catching-up with his plans to stay alive for the future. Strong language assists the strong sense for survival and bitter revenge in this gritty 24-hour time-line drama; knives, guns, drugs, sex and baseball bats rule this urban metropolis.

Written, directed, his first attempt too, and starring Noel Clarke, and the follow-up to, in writing only, his 2006 Kidulthood, and backed by UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund and The UK National Lottery. Wonderfully scripted and uncompromising in all areas, these urban gorillas and street urchins are the epitome of English youth in a modern setting of ghettos and tower blocks that show a concrete jungle of an inarticulate, destitute, indifferent underclass.

Edited too in an exciting fashion with split screens and driven alone with daring character development not seen since the 1995 French movie "La Haine". Adulthood being both a film of extreme violence and of reconciliation with ones past to make-amends with ones future, in a world of aggression, for some, there is hope, be it with education, forgiveness or just plain growing-up. Finding ones faults and learning, and having to, deal with them here is an education and a right-of-passage that not only brings a sense of neorealism to the proceedings but is frighteningly more close-to-the-bone than some would possibly care to admit. Adulthood could be seen as social comment perhaps or more than coincidence and excellent timing. Whatever the case may be, daunting and realistic it is.

This, along with Sean Meadows work "This Is England", Garth Jennings "Son of Rambow", Paul Andrew Williams "The Cottage" and Martin McDonagh's "In Bruges" for example, is a fine example of just how British film is slowly, and very assuredly, coming back to conquer once more. With imagination and self-confidence, we can look forward to these conquering heroes expanding further afield, and too, with the added bonus of Mr. Noel Clarke to also carry the flag. Not bad for a beginner.


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