Plot: 16-year-old Oliver is a busy teenager. Whilst trying to keep his family together while his dad is depressed and his mother might stray, he also wants to lose his virginity. He attempts to woo one of his classmates in order to lose it. The film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Joe Dunthorne.

Year: 2011

Director: Richard Ayoade

Starring: Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins and Noah Taylor.

This film is beautiful, its stunning and unique. I love how it was shot. It’s just pure art. I love the way it’s acted, the actors did extremely well in not making it a comedy and keeping straight faces and keeping the film serious. You will most likely laugh out loud but realise it’s not actually funny, the characters are deadly serious. The feel of this movie is amazing and indescribable. You have to just watch it and decide for yourself how you feel, it’s very different and you probably haven’t seen a lot of films like this but it’s definitely worth the watch. Some people will probably find this boring as it’s very slow, but that’s the beauty of it too. If you don’t mind a slow-paced film every now and again then you’re probably going to enjoy this one. Once you get past the weirdness then you can really enjoy it and engage with it.


It’s just a simple coming of age film about kids growing up. It’s so realistic and shows the struggles of what a lot of people face in their day to day lives. I like the fact that the main character narrates as well. You get inside his head and it makes the experience all more exciting. It definitely has a fresh feel to it.

Rating: 8/10.

Tomorrow I will be Reviewing The Other Woman 🙂


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