Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.
Keith L. Williams,
In 1987 Britain, Javed Khan is a British-Pakistani college arts student in Luton in a family with a domineering father. Depressed by his oppressive family life and feeling he has no future in a hostile community, a newfound friend introduces Javed to the music of Bruce Springsteen. Touched by the rock star's powerfully eloquent affinity of his own feelings, Javed is inspired to reach out for his own dreams with his own talents. However, although Javed finds friends he never expected in this personal quest, he also finds himself butting heads with his newly unemployed father who stubbornly refuses to understand his son's new aspirations. In this conflict of values in a troubled time, Javed must decide what is truly important to him while his family struggles to understand what has changed and what remains with a new generation feeling born to run.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Rob Brydon, who plays Matt's Dad, is a Bruce Springsteen fan in real life and in January 2018 surprised regulars at the Half Moon in Putney by singing a version of "Thunder Road" with singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph. See more »
The airliner seen flying over the anachronistic Newark Airport sign in an establishing shot is an Airbus 318, a type that did not enter service until 2002, well after the story takes place. See more »
Saw this as a secret screening at Cineworld as part of there unlimited series. I can understand by the reviews are so mixed as it a very marmite film, I enjoyed the comedy one liners by the main character's dad, absolutely hated the middle 'Grease' homage at which point I was ready to walk, but it pulled it back slightly for the end. The 80's soundtrack is cracking, and as a 80's boy bought up listening the same stuff and having been bought up on a strong diet of Spingsteen by my old man growing up, I related strongly to it. It's not something I would see again, but I'm glad I did at the same time if that makes sense. Not bad at all and better then the mostly negative reviews on here.
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