A long hot summer in rural Norfolk and a rough coming of age for Goob Taylor, fighting with brutal, womanizing stock car racer Gene Womack for his mother's attention, and falling for the exotic charms of a pretty foreign field worker.

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Guy Myhill

Writer:

Guy Myhill
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Credited cast:
Sienna Guillory ... Janet
Sean Harris ... Womack
Marama Corlett ... Eva
Hannah Spearritt ... Mary
Paul Popplewell ... Levi
Liam Walpole ... Goob
Oliver Kennedy Oliver Kennedy ... Elliot
Joe Copsey Joe Copsey ... Rod
Rosa French Rosa French ... Roza
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Young Goob, 16 years old, returns home to his mother where he grew up in the countryside, between a small restaurant and a field of pumpkins. His mother's new companion and Goob don't get along. This summer Goob will mature in many ways, dealing with a girl in the stock-car circuit, a gay cousin who dances, and problems with a seasonal woman fieldworker.

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Drama | Romance

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Heaven Must Have Sent You
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.) © 1966
Performed by The Elgins
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. / Jobete Music Co. Inc.
Courtesy of The Motown Record Company LP
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Doesn't make total use of it's potential
23 September 2015 | by stanambroseSee all my reviews

The Goob is one of those films that could have been great and probably should have been great but is eventually let down by not exploring it's full potential.

Liam Walpole (Goob) puts in a very commendable performance (his first) and lends an 'un-naturalness' to his character. He is without a doubt a natural at his art and sometimes makes it impossible to take the audience's eyes off his character.

Sean Harris (Goob's abusive stepfather) also puts in a very good shift and there are moments when you actually feel intimidated by his presence during the film.

Goob's only let down is that it doesn't grab the audience and immerse it into it's world. Apart from certain moments, I mostly felt like i was watching Goob with a thin sheet between me and the world inside the film. I wish director Myhill had torn down this sheet and drowned me in the entire world of Goob.

Recommended for Walpole and Harris' performances. Not recommended for lacking substance.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Norfolk, England, UK See more »

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