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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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25 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Barafundle Bay 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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Subtle and real. Perfection.
18 March 2012 | by vivi_1201See all my reviews

Four friends, one of whom (James) is terminally ill, go off on a last trip to James's favourite place, Barafundle Bay in Wales. The plot therefore is simplicity itself and the film captures this simple idea and makes it shine. One reviewer described the first half as 'tedium', in my opinion nothing could be further from the truth. While the dialogue may seem trivial at times, it is exactly the kind of exchange one would expect of four friends under these circumstances. Light-hearted banter, foolishness and fun offset the looming tragedy, sorrow and pain. Very rarely have I seen a film that from the first frame just felt real. This one does. No over-elaborate flashbacks to explain a backstory that isn't really needed, the actors manage to establish the friendship just through their interactions, chemistry and dialogue. The performances are excellent, especially Benedict Cumberbatch as James is truly remarkable. Four male friends on a last adventure. Fun, revelations, regrets, redemption, grief and the subtle realism of it all. Definitely worth watching!


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