Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) is just like any other fifteen year-old boy, mischievous, demanding and in love. Jordana (Yasmin Paige) has just broken up with her boyfriend. Using Oliver to make him jealous the two of them fly into an unusual romance.
However, not everything is perfect. With Oliver’s parents splitting up and Jordana’s mother having developed a potentially fatal brain tumour, Oliver decides for the sake of both Jordana’s sanity and his own to end the relationship.
Heart-broken and frustrated, Oliver next decides to fix his parents non-committal marriage only to find out that both his mother and Jordana have in fact quickly moved on. Still in a desperate attempt to keep the family together, he returns to his mother’s boyfriend’s house drunk and vandalises the property.
With his mother and father eventually reconciled and learning that Jordana is once again single, his life becomes decidedly better.
Cast: Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor and Paddy Considine
Awards: Three awards, nominated for BAFTA and eleven others
Richard Ayoade | British | 2010 | 97 mins | 15
Weighted voting 72%
“I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought the sound quality was poor. And what a shame to start the new season off with a film that was rated Poor or Terrible by more people than the lowest rated film of all last season. Let’s hope the season gets better.”
“I could only rate this film as average because of the poor sound quality. This defect in the film unfortunately made many of the punchlines inaudible.”
“Poor, even as a Welsh ‘comedy’.”