The Scouting Book for Boys (2009)
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Critic Reviews for The Scouting Book for Boys
Harper has done enough with this striking, ambitious debut to herald the arrival of a major new filmmaking talent.
Increasingly dark and involving, this British drama tells a gripping story through the eyes of an intriguing teen
The setting is a seaside caravan site where the acting and directing do not measure up to the script.
Newcomer Tom Harper's direction manages to be both clumsy and overly stylised, while the script by Skins writer Jack Thorne is predictable.
In the end, Scouting Book is a surprise delight, flawlessly cast and nimbly weathering its complex themes.
Audience Reviews for The Scouting Book for Boys
Good acting, unexpectedly dark twist to the story, but at the same time, some aspects of it felt a bit over-the-top (Emily's mum bears a striking resemblance to Amy Winehouse, for example).
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