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Not Rated | | Drama | 25 June 2011 (USA)
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James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.

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Hattie Dalton

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Vaughan Sivell
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Complete credited cast:
Tom Burke ... Davy
Benedict Cumberbatch ... James
JJ Feild ... Miles
Adam Robertson Adam Robertson ... Bill
Hugh Bonneville ... Beachcomber
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ... Mr.
Helen Griffin ... Mrs.
Karl Johnson ... Ticket Seller
Nia Roberts Nia Roberts ... Chloe
Eros Vlahos ... Angel Boy
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James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.

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Release Date:

25 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK See more »

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£1,500,000 (estimated)
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[first lines]
James: James Kimberly Griffith. See I... The thing about life is... Oh, what was I gonna say? The thing about life is... I'm 29 today. Won't see 30. But I'm uh... I'm okay. Really. Okay.
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I can barely express myself about this movie
16 February 2012 | by sydniejimersonSee all my reviews

In giving a movie ten stars I feel like I really have to explain why but I'm not sure I even can. The first reviewer on this movie talks about how boring most of the movie is but I have to say I disagree. Although I can see how some people might not be enraptured by parts of the film I really enjoyed all of it, even the parts that seemed unimportant. I thought the acting was amazing, everyone did a perfect job, there were humorous parts that sort of caught you off guard and you CANNOT help but sympathize heavily with these characters.

And then there's the ending. I have to agree that the ending is the best part of the film, and I also have to say that I never cry at movies.

I really don't. I might get teary eyed at a sentimental or touching scene but I have only actually cried at a movie maybe twice in my life. I cried at this movie a LOT, and rather heavily. And at the end I sat through the entire credit reel just crying and crying. I generally don't like sad movies but this was beautiful and tells an amazing story about friends and what they'll do for each other even in terrible situations no one should have to deal with. It's short, and perfectly so.

And I'm just not sure I can express beyond this how much this movie has EFFECTED me. I will buy it at some point and it will be in my list of top ten movies of all time. I'm shocked by the low viewer ratings but I do realize a lot of people have a hard time with "slow moving" films and I suppose this could qualify as one but the slow moving plot really sets the mood and gets you attached to the characters before the end. And I just must say I loved this movie.


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