Fifteen-year-old Sarah Taylor exists in the eye of the storm. The sole caretaker of her family, including precocious twin siblings and a manic-depressive mother who spends most of her time in bed, Sarah runs from school to home to work each and every day. Yet, despite her Herculean efforts to put food on the table and keep the electricity on, she is still forced to engage with more dehumanizing ways to make a few extra bucks-so it's no wonder that her back is up among her peers at school. Jellyfish tells the story of Sarah's discovery of an unexpected outlet for her frustration and quick-tempered wit: stand-up comedy. First-time feature film director James Gardner paints a dark and hard-edged picture of life in this grey seaside British town, and, in newcomer Liv Hill, he uncovers a revelatory talent. Thanks to her fiercely evocative and vulnerable depiction of Sarah, Hill gives the audience truly remarkable insight into a young woman living a life far beyond her years.Written by
When Sara is riding home on her bicycle she begins the ride wearing trousers. Scene cuts to her riding along the beach, she is wearing her school skirt. Then she arrives home and she is wearing trousers again. See more »
This is such a good film. I see another reviewer said it reminded them of Kes. I didn't think so Kes was so depressing after seeing it i felt like killing the writer and director for putting it out. There are so many youngsters living lives like this it is frightening. It is rare for them ever to recover from an upbringing like this. The acting was superb! Give it a watch but be prepared for some shocking scenes.
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