Jellyfish

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Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local arcade and having to look after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother, life isn't easy for Sarah Taylor [15]. However, when Sarah's drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-up comedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent. As her love for comedy grows and the showcase draws nearer, the delicate balance in her life becomes increasingly difficult to maintain. Little by little the walls start to close in, ultimately forcing her to choose between her responsibilities as a carer and her newfound passion for comedy.

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  • Jellyfish - moving, provocative, often hilarious - is quite a debut. Gardner and Hill. Remember those names.

    Feb 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Yet Hill's performance of wounded silence and pressure-cooker rage is so galvanising that all objections fade and she carries the film alone, right through to its admirably downbeat conclusion.

    Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • A calling card for everyone involved, especially Hill, who always shows the flickers of Sarah's inner life, even as her character feigns blank, not bovvered.

    Feb 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • Some nice performances, but falls to pieces under light scrutiny.

    Feb 14, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • If British teenager Sarah Taylor's (Liv Hill) life was a movie, its relentless ghastliness might make even a seasoned miserabilist like Ken Loach say, "C'mon, now."

    Apr 21, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It sounds like pretty miserable viewing, and it's often tough to watch. But Hill is a surefire dynamo, wresting control of the screen; her work is fierce, bitter, funny, and heartbreaking.

    Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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