It's 1973 in Cemetery Junction, a Reading suburb. Three working class lads, best friends, are coming of age. Freddie wants to rise above his station, taking a job selling life insurance, wearing a suit and tie. Snork works at the railway station and wants a girlfriend some day. Bruce talks of leaving but seems on track to work at a factory, drink and fight, and become like his dad, in front of the telly with beer on hand; and he's trying the patience of the police officer who gets him out of jams. Freddie's job leads the lads toward a few small changes. He runs across a childhood friend, Julie, his boss's daughter who's engaged to the firm's top seller. Can the lads break out?Written by
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During the dancing scene at The Majestic, a bag appears over Freddie's shoulder for a brief moment and then disappears again. See more »
Frederick Taylor. Freddie Taylor. Welcome to Vigilant Life Assurance. I see you grew up in Cemetery Junction. Went to Stone Meade, the worst school in the south of England.
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A seductive film. A drama , like a comedy. About ages, choices, appearences, mariage, friendship, teens, love, about small things defining each of us and about freedom. A film like an old song. Not for "70's atmosphere, but for accuracy of a near reality to you feel. A film about life, in its basic characteristics and about fundamental option defining it. The best scene, reminding the portraits of Vermeer-Emily Watson preparing the tea for her Mr. Kendrick , in blue dress, viewed from open door .
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