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Pin Cushion (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama | 13 July 2018 (UK)
When a socially awkward teen and her outcast mother become targets for the petty and cruel denizens of their small town, they seek refuge in an elaborate fantasy world of their own making.

Director:

Deborah Haywood

Writer:

Deborah Haywood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily Newmark ... Iona
Joanna Scanlan ... Lyn
Chanel Cresswell ... Belinda
Bethany Antonia ... Chelsea
Sacha Cordy-Nice Sacha Cordy-Nice ... Keeley
Saskia Paige Martin ... Stacie
Loris Scarpa Loris Scarpa ... Daz
Isy Suttie ... Anne
John Henshaw John Henshaw ... Percy
Sophia Tuckey Sophia Tuckey ... Peggy
Nadine Coyle ... Air Hostess
Aury Wayne Aury Wayne ... Sicko
Charlie Frances ... Dwayne
Jacob Lee Jacob Lee ... Jordan
John Albasiny ... Mr. Waters
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Storyline

Super close Mother LYN and daughter IONA (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes 'best friends' with KEELY, STACEY and CHELSEA. Used to being Iona's bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. So Lyn also makes friends with BELINDA, her neighbour. As much as Lyn and Iona pretend to each other that things are going great, things aren't going great for either of them. Iona struggles with the girls, who act more like frenemies than friends, and Belinda won't give Lyn her stepladders back. Both Mother and Daughter retreat into fantasy and lies.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Mirrors
Written and Performed by Sally Oldfield
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A hidden gem

Pin Cushion. For a change I'd not read any reviews. Didn't even know it was British. All I knew was that it was about a relationship about a mother and daughter. I didn't know it would be an intensely bleak tragi-comedy / psychological thriller / dark social realist drama with fantastical overtures. A jaw droppingly intense study of the effects of loneliness and bullying. It was Carrie without the supernatural but with the girl with long red hair and strange mother. I was an emotional wreck at the end. 8.5 out of ten. Highly recommended.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2018 (UK) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,275
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1.85 : 1
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