A long hot summer on a south London council estate. Two teenagers, Jamie and Steve, confronted with rejection or violence, discover that they are attracted to each other. They will have to come to terms with their sexuality and of others finding out. From Jonathon Harvey’s play.
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I've always denied this movie for thinking it'd be silly and melodramatic, but it was, actually, quite a surprise. As said below, it's a very beautiful/sensitive portrait of growing old and coming out with well-dosed tones of drama and humor. The use of music is particulary pleasant as well.
Still funny and a highly observant take on growing up gay on an English housing estate in the 80's. It may not be a 5* film in everyone's eyes, but in mine it will always be close to my heart. It helped me on my 'coming out' journey and for that, Jonathan Harvey, I will always be grateful. Thank you.
Quite a sweet film with a homegrown feel to it, this blends down-to-earth English humor with the character Leah, played brilliantly by Tameka Empson. The drama gets buried by the humor, which I think is good. All in all it's a bit loose in a bad way, but it's entertaining.
This is why I tell my friends I am sick of US gay cinema. This film tells the story of coming of age and coming out in the tough streets of a London Housing project. It is poignant and very uplifting. I will never be able to listen to the song "I am 16 going on 17" without a lump in my throat. Wonderfully Done .