Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the rugby team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance ... See full summary »
Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.
Two underclassmen roommates at an all-boys boarding school eventually and unexpectedly bond, one a social outcast, the other a star rugby player. With a new English teacher challenging students to find their own voices, the boys' friendship is tested by the rugby-obsessed expectations of others after one is found to be gay.Written by
Certain scenes in the film were shot in Castleknock College, an Irish rugby school in itself. See more »
When Conor and Mr Sherry travel by train back to the school, it goes from night to morning and back to night when they arrive at the school despite it only being a short journey. See more »
[first day in his new class]
Darren Finnegan! Did you make that absurd noise?
[silence from everyone]
Age: sixteen. Birthday: June. Shoe size: eight and a half. Fan of Formula One car racing. Allergic to milk, and therefore all dairy. Father: a management consultant. Mother: stay at home mom. Uh, bed-wetter, I imagine, and a coward for sure. Congratulations, Mr. Finnegan, you are today's winner of the witless tool competition. Be gone!
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provocative. and real simple. touching. and surprising. a coming of age film. and little more. because, not being extraordinary, it gives, after the final credits, a special state. first - its target is very large. because it is a film about youth and its challenges. in same measure, it is a film about difference. the second - it gives a coherent message. and it escapes from moralistic/pink cages. be yourself ! it is the axis. and that does the gay coming up almost a pretext. because it has the science to mix humor with bulling,social masks with deep honesty, teenager sensibility/cruelty with the portrait of the teacher well known from many other films, changing everything (Andrew Scott does an admirable job ). a film like a challenge. good actors, good script, an amazing Fion O Shea and the right director. and, sure, a so simple story.
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