A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)
Average Rating: 6.3/10
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Average Rating: 6.1/10
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A group of outsiders and misfits find each other -- with mixed results -- in this comic drama. Romeo (Andrew Shim) and Gavin (Ben Marshall) are neighbors in a working-class neighborhood in Nottingham. Romeo is a short, stocky, but tough black kid who's about 13; he lives with his no-nonsense mother Carol (Ladene Hall) and older sister Ladine (Vicky McClure) after the departure of abusive husband and father Joe (Frank Harper). Gavin is the same age, but he is taller, thinner, and walks with a bit
Oct 20, 2000 Limited
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Hard to believe a film can be both touching, dark, and disturbing all at the same time...
Add a breezy indie soundtrack, an offputting bewigged cameo by Meadows in the chippy, and a sense of time and place to rival Gregory's Girl (1980), and you've got a proper treat for lovers of real life.
A plain Jane piece of cinema, Romeo nonetheless delivers some tangible grit, and fair play for the audience.
In a year of generally lost expectations, American moviegoers should rejoice in the simple pleasures of A Room for Romeo Brass.
Overall, an excellent, top-notch production, compromised by an ambiguous theme.
Charms and entertains with its lovable characters and occasional bursts of unforeseen suspense.
If coming-of-age were as unsettling as this movie, most people would commit suicide before getting out of high school.
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