Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB
United Kingdom, 1996. Channel Four Films, World Productions. Screenplay by Jonathan Harvey, based on his play. Cinematography by Chris Seager. Produced by Tony Garnett, Bill Shapter. Music by John Altman. Production Design by Mark Stevenson. Costume Design by Pam Tait. Film Editing by Don Fairservice.
Wonderful, light comedy from the UK about a teenage boy living with his single mother, coming of age and realizing that he is in love with his best friend. Upon sharing these feelings with his buddy, who is also his neighbour and a fellow soccer player, he finds his feelings reciprocated, and the two begin a satisfying but completely secret love affair that continues blissfully until they are found out.
Don’t worry, it’s a bouncy movie with a happy ending, and, thanks to a neighbouring girl’s love for Mama Cass, it has a great soundtrack too.
European Film Award Nomination: Young European Film of the Year
Toronto International Film Festival: 1996