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Awaydays (2009)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 22 May 2009 (UK)
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On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex,... See full summary »

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Pat Holden

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Kevin Sampson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicky Bell Nicky Bell ... Carty
Liam Boyle ... Elvis
Stephen Graham ... Godden
Oliver Lee Oliver Lee ... Baby
Lee Battle Lee Battle ... Billy
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Marty (as Micheal Ryan)
Sean Ward Sean Ward ... Robbie
Anthony Borrows ... Pee Wee (as Anthony Burrows)
David Barlow David Barlow ... Eddie
Elliot Hughes Elliot Hughes ... Jimmy
Holliday Grainger ... Molly (as Holliday Granger)
Ian Puleston-Davies ... Uncle Bob
Ged McKenna Ged McKenna ... Mr. Carty
Lianne Sorsa Lianne Sorsa ... Suzy (as Lianna Sorza)
Dannielle Malone Dannielle Malone ... Janie (as Danielle Malone)
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On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and fighting. Written by FilmFinders

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Crime | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Idegen pályán See more »

Filming Locations:

Wirral, Merseyside, England, UK See more »

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£39,045 (United Kingdom), 24 May 2009, Limited Release
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In the scene where the main protagonist is running from the graveyard it is possible to see the headstones of Mr and Mrs MacBeth, the grandparents of sports trader Tom Balbuena. See more »

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The "scouse" accents of nearly all the characters are clearly fake. See more »

Quotes

Carty: Fuck's that?
Elvis: It's an everyday reminder of the absurdity of life - and the absolute certainty of death.
Carty: Fucking hell. What are these?
Elvis: Forest Hills.
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The credits thank "Nicola & Eddy at Camel Llairds". The correct spelling of this famous shipbuilder is "Cammell Laird" See more »

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Decades
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Written by Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner
Performed by Joy Division
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This movie needs subtitles...and something happening
17 October 2009 | by HeislegendSee all my reviews

If there's one thing I have learned watching British cinema it is this: for a country that gave name to the English language, they sure know how to ruin said language. I seriously almost turned the movie off within the first 15 minutes because I could barely understand what anyone was saying. I've spent enough time in the UK to get most of the slang and whatnot, but the accents of the two main characters are just too thick. Plus, as one reviewer has already pointed out, the movie is rather bland. I think it wanted to be a slightly more dramatic version of Green Street Hooligans, but it ended up as a similar movie without much of the fighting or compelling story.

To be honest with you, I really like the idea of completely ditching the relationship between the two main characters. It's nearly impossible to follow and pretty pointless. And while I usually enjoy watching Stephen Graham do his thing, this role is a bit of a waste for him.

All in all I'd find it hard to give this a good recommendation to a friend. It's not awful, but it just feels kind of pointless. If it was more an interesting snapshot of England in the 1970's (along with the hooligan aspect) it would've worked a lot better. Throw in all the melodramatic pointlessness and it becomes increasingly less so. I guess you could watch it if you didn't have anything better to do, but that's all the endorsement I'm willing to give it.


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