The Goob


The Goob

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We're in the middle of a heat wave in Fenland, England. Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping his Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding pumpkin fields. When his Mum shacks up with swarthy stock car driving supremo and ladies' man Gene Womack, Goob becomes an unwelcome side thought. However Goob's world turns when exotic pumpkin picker Eva arrives. Fuelled by her flirtatious comments, Goob dreams of better things.


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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

  • Doesn't quite live up to its early promise, but still a solid debut from first-time British writer/director.

    May 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The setting for Guy Myhill's terrific coming-of-age drama The Goob is the wind-blasted flatland of rural Norfolk, but there's a reckless, lawless quality to this land and its community that evokes the backwoods of America's deep south.

    May 28, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
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  • A really intelligent essay in classic Brit social realism, well-acted and beautifully photographed by cinematographer Simon Tindall.

    May 28, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Despite the wide-open scenery, the film exerts a forceful, pressure-cooker sense of claustrophobic inevitability.

    May 26, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Time Out
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  • The Goob is less about linear narrative than presenting a fragmentary drift of events and a spirit of place that's deeply claustrophobic.

    May 31, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Some typical Britfilm flourishes are present and correct - moody shots of the Goob whipping through the long grass, brandishing a stick - but the Norfolk setting, its sincere leads and an affecting score keep things a touch above the usual.

    May 28, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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