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The Runaways (2019)

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After their home life is turned upside down, three children and the family's donkeys escape across the backbone of Northern England, confronting both the harsh landscapes and what it means to be siblings.

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Richard Heap

Writer:

Richard Heap
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Windsor ... Angie
Rhys Connah ... Ben
Macy Shackleton Macy Shackleton ... Polly
Mark Addy ... Reith
Lee Boardman ... Blythe
Tara Fitzgerald ... Maggie
Steve Huison ... Tuff
Sean Ward Sean Ward ... John
Cathy Breeze Cathy Breeze ... Belle
James Senneck James Senneck ... Toby
Bradley John Bradley John ... Len
Joshua Lewis Holden Joshua Lewis Holden ... Clown (as Joshua Holden)
Angie Maher Angie Maher ... Dot
Tony Maher Tony Maher ... Fishmonger
Steve D'Arcy Steve D'Arcy ... Publican
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After their home life is turned upside down three children and the family's donkeys escape across the backbone of Northern England, confronting both the harsh landscapes and what it means to be siblings. A throwback to classic children's adventure films but with a modern aesthetic.

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Husband and wife duo Nick Hall and Michelle Plum, from Bradford based band Plumhall, can be seen performing in the early pub scene. See more »

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Incredibly mixed bag
17 July 2019 | by sheagraham-09838See all my reviews

The runaways has some great parts to it, the lighting is amazing and the majority of shots are great, yet you have some of the worst transitions I've seen in a film, some scenes happen without really making much sense (namely the scene in the "nice mans" car and the end part with blite, like my god that scene was bad) the child acting can range from fine to absolutely awful (the worst offender being the boy child when he has a "stomach ache") characters can go from normal people with a few issues to enraged psychos, then back to normal people. The tone of this film is very weird, it could do great as either a light hearted family film or a harsh, sad and adult film, but inside the runaways decides to try both at once. We go from scenes of children sitting in a bar listening to some lovely songs to them being attacked and getting into full blown arguments, there's even a scene where when the father dies, they cry about it and get very sad but then just decide to paint his nails and go buy some fish and chips. The Runaways could be a great movie but it seems as if it isn't sure what it wants to be at times, combine that with some poor acting and jarring scenes/transitions and you have an incredibly mixed movie which just ends up just being a bit disappointing and forgettable


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2020 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP1,255,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,748
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