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The Kid (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 September 2010 (UK)
The Kid is a movie starring Rupert Friend, Natascha McElhone, and Jodie Whittaker. About Kevin Lewis who grew up in poverty but survived to make a better life for himself and his family.

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... Kevin Lewis
... Gloria
... Jackie
... Colin Smith
... Mr. Hayes
... Dominic
... Uncle David
... Terry
... Alan
... Teen Kevin
... Madeline
... Gordon Peters
... Patsy
... Margaret
... Dennis
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Kevin Lewis never had a chance. Growing up on a poverty-stricken London council estate, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and abandoned by social services, his life was never his own. Even after he was put into care, he found himself out on the streets caught up in a criminal underworld that knew him as 'The Kid'. Yet Kevin survived to make a better life for himself. This international bestseller published in 2003 is his heartbreaking and inspiring story. Written by Mark Thomas

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£22,974 (United Kingdom), 20 September 2010, Limited Release
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Kevin Lewis approached Nick Moran about adapting his book for the screen after seeing his work on Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008). See more »

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A 1990s Volkswagen Transporter can be seen as Kevin pulls away from the care home, even though it's set in 1985. Various anachronistic cars can be seen throughout the film. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 13 September 2010 (2010) See more »

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Surprisingly good
4 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

I watched a screening of this movie at a film festival, and had no expectations prior to watching the movie. At first, i was stunned by the incredible soundtrack which really adds to the movie. "The Kid" is beautifully shot, and the story is compelling and full of emotion. I was lucky to see this movie early on, and I recommend it to most people. Especially the cast is very well casted. The characters are believable, and you grow to love them (and in some cases hate them), and to me, this is what great acting is about. You start to care for the character, especially knowing that it's based on a true story

Amazing movie with great actors, Worth seeing even if you are not a big fan of the genre


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