It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.
After being shot, Tom wakes from a coma to discover that fragments of his smart phone have been embedded in his head, and worse, that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers.
Maisie's performance is penetrating. You leave the screening feeling her emotions. I was hoping the film would have been bolder in places, but it was the choice of the filmmaker to be restrained. Nevertheless the performances are comfortably strong. I wonder how a woman director might have made different choices in this film. Still, it's worth the watch and certainly solicits strength in story.
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