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The Goob (2014)

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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

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Guy Myhill
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Credited cast:
Sienna Guillory ... Janet
Sean Harris ... Womack
Marama Corlett ... Eva
Hannah Spearritt ... Mary
Paul Popplewell 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (UK) See more »

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Гооб See more »

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Norfolk, England, UK See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Watch it for the acting.
7 October 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

At times this is an uncomfortable watch, to say it's gritty is an understatement. The story focuses on school leaver Goob and his sudden transformation into adulthood. Set in a rather downtrodden bit of Norfolk it shows how bleak life is for him. Goob's stepfather Gene makes his life hell, but things are turned upside down for Goob when he meets young Eva and falls for her.

Truly excellent performances, the young man himself Liam Walpole is fantastic as the lead, and I will be stunned if further roles don't follow for him. As is so often the case though, my attention is grabbed by Sean Harris, i'm not sure what it is this guy has got, but he's got something, he actually manages to scare me somehow. When he's angry he means it. Sienna Guillory manages to show us how versatile she is, one minute she does historical drama, and the next she's like a contestant on the Jeremy Kyle show, she is a superb actress.

I've read of people comparing this to Tyrannosaur, I can see the resemblance but I think that hit much harder then this.

It's an excellent film, all about the acting, no gimmicks, no special effects, no gun scenes, all about the performances. 8/10


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