Summertime, 1994. In a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Trevor takes watch one night at the water's ...
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A man of words is forced to become a man of action as John discovers the secret bucket list of his ill son Robin. The two abscond from the hospital to fulfill the boy's greatest wishes - as the police pursue John for kidnapping.
Summertime, 1994. In a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Trevor takes watch one night at the water's edge. The following night, he decides to lead a brigade of young friends and neighbours on a fishing expedition. In a world of broken families, cassette tapes and rumbling political fever, these friends, each with their own struggles to bear, share a moment of harmony as they witness the carp for themselves that they will never forget.
If you was a kid in the mid 90's, England (like I was) you'll agree this film is perfect in setting the scene! The heaps of nostalgia I got watching this was both overwhelming and astounding. I feel if you wasn't this age at them times you might not get a feel for the nostalgic premise of which the film is amazing for! What a strange and pretty much carefree time it was. A perfect piece of mid 90s culture. I hope the director makes another gem like this. Happy I found it as well due to having no advertisements that I seen.
The film does have a fishing theme but doesn't dominate it. The main story here, the setting, a day in the life of kids in the 90's. The acting is really great, especially scenes by character, Pogo!
Beautiful and brought back many amazing, odd, surreal, adolescent memories of which was attributed by such a great set designer, script and direction.
I'd recommend to anyone who wants a glimpse into the 90s council estate culture with hints of comedy, drama and heartfelt scenes.
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