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Borrowed Time (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 13 September 2013 (UK)
A teenager with the wrong friends and a grumpy old man form an unlikely bond that will help them both find a way out of their respective troubles.


Jules Bishop


Jules Bishop




Credited cast:
Phil Davis ... Philip (as Philip Davis)
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Kevin
Juliet Oldfield ... Becky
Warren Brown ... Nigel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hammed Animashaun ... Leon
Perry Benson Perry Benson ... Ted
Neil Cole ... Radio DJ (voice)
Ted Cozzolino Ted Cozzolino ... Grant
Andrew Ellis Andrew Ellis ... Dan
Joey Fitzgerald Joey Fitzgerald ... Clayton
Jumayn Hunter ... Ben
Lawry Lewin ... Tom
Katie Stephen Katie Stephen ... Stevie


The story of two totally contrasting figures who come together in the most hostile of circumstances, only to form an unlikely bond that will help them both find a way out of their respective troubles. It is a bittersweet comedy about growing up and rediscovering youth in parallel, united by the subconscious desire to seek out the missing elements in their lives. Written by Film London

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A tale of crime and nourishment.


Comedy | Drama


Not Rated

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Unusual comedy/drama that works. Enjoyable.
17 July 2014 | by MattyGibbsSee all my reviews

Borrowed Time is a strange mix of drama and comedy with a rather uneven script which sometimes veers too much between the two genres. However it is a film that tries to be different and there are more than enough highlights to make it more of a hit than a miss.

This is in no small part down to a really strong cast. Philip Davis is an excellent actor and he really shines in this as the disillusioned and brow beaten ex teacher. Also impressive is Theo Barklem-Biggs as the slow witted but gentle unemployed youth and Warren Brown as the thug. The actors really bring the characters to life.

There are some good moments of comedy and these are interspersed with some good observational drama. It really shouldn't work but somehow it does and it turns into an unexpected treat.

This is a low budget and unusual film but a very good one. Well worth watching.

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