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Beats (2019)

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Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 who head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Going to an illegal rave, the boys ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Martin Donaghy Martin Donaghy ... Colin
Brian Ferguson Brian Ferguson ... Robert
Ryan Fletcher ... PC Billy Moncrief
Laura Fraser ... Alison
Rachel Jackson ... Wendy
Neil Leiper Neil Leiper ... Fido
Lorn Macdonald ... Spanner
Kevin Mains ... Les
Ross Mann ... D-Man
Amy Manson ... Cat
Stephen McCole ... Sergeant Ian Black
Gemma McElhinney ... Laura
Cristian Ortega ... Johnno
Josh Whitelaw Josh Whitelaw ... Gary
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Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 who head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Going to an illegal rave, the boys journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the law as they share a night that they will never forget. Written by Anonymous

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17 May 2019 (UK) See more »

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One of two films named 'Beats' to be released in 2019. See more »

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Robert: What's he been making you do?
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Capturing The Moment
21 May 2019 | by martimusrossSee all my reviews

Beats

This was a very carefully crafted movie, on the face of it is was just about two close friends growing up in 1994 on the wrong side of the tracks. When the parents of one child move away to a more affluent area the boys decide to have one last adventure and go "large" before they go down different paths.

However the writer and director want to say so much more beyond this simple idea and this is the brilliance of this movie. It explored:

1, the deprivation created by de-industrialisation following the Thatcher years and the time of new labour.

2, the nature of friendship and peer pressure.

3, social mobility of children within the UK and familial support needed to progress.

4, disaffection with society in poverty and the search for escape.

The key achievement of this movie was its capturing of 1994 in a northern town. I loved it.


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