A dark coming-of-age comedy about a lovelorn teenage boy in 1980’s Swansea. Oliver, our duffle-coated hero, has been described as a bizarre mix of Holden Caulfield, Adrian Mole and Billy Liar. His equally eccentric and resolutely unromantic girlfriend, Jordana, is more than a match for him. Some truly dark themes – depression, illness and marital breakdown – are addressed in an honest and original way without betraying the film’s comic lightness or its adolescent viewpoint.
15 cert – 2010 – Dir: Richard Ayoade
96 mins – Lang: English
Cast: Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins and Paddy Considine