There are certainly strong and raw sentiments on display, some of which are more interesting than others.
| Original Score: 3/5
This is a glib, exploitative project that toys with vulnerable people. It is perhaps of limited interest to popular audiences, but of value to film and drama students.
Wearing's cast of non-professionals is engaging and charismatic.
Has moments when only a curmudgeon would fail to be moved or doubt the sincerity of the film-makers.
An interesting but unsatisfying experiment.
| Original Score: 2/5
Every viewer of this documentary will have his/her prejudices confirmed.
A genuinely moving and interesting documentary intelligently realised.
Documentary segues into drama, and the film is a lucid précis of a project of great emotional intensity.
| Original Score: 4/5
Uncomfortably close to exploitative, there's a whiff of reality TV about this odd - and strangely executed - concept.
Skilfully smudges the boundaries between documentary and fiction.
When working class Brits taking Sam Rumbelow's method acting workshop develop characters for their own short films, the process proves more interesting and poignant than the results.
| Original Score: 3.5/5