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Hello Carter

Hello Carter

Anthony Wilcox (2013)

77min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Charlie Cox stars as Carter, a lonely, homeless Londoner whose chance encounter with his ex-girlfriend's brother (American actor Paul Schneider) throws him into a night of - what is intended to be - comedy chaos. A kidnapped baby and a woman he barely knows (Jodie Whittaker) threaten to derail his efforts to get his life back on track, but despite some charming moments, the film never seems convinced of its own premise. A flaky script by first-time writer/director Anthony Wilcox is comprised of a series of unfortunate and increasingly unbelievable events, not helped by ham-fisted metaphors to punch through its points. All this makes for a tedious watch, and Cox seems uncomfortable in the lead - only appealing in his scenes with Whittaker, thanks to their cute chemistry. Schneider and Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction) provide amusing but often redundant support as Wilcox never follows through on flashes of promise. Instead he hurries to an indifferent conclusion, ultimately making Hello Carter quite forgettable.

Summary

A man's life unravels completely when he loses his job, becomes homeless and is dumped by his girlfriend. He decides that getting back together with her is his only hope of turning his life around, but has no idea where she is, so embarks on a bizarre journey across London in search of her. Comedy drama, starring Charlie Cox and Jodie Whittaker.

Cast & Crew

Carter Charlie Cox
Jenny Jodie Whittaker
Aaron Paul Schneider (2)
Kelly Annabelle Wallis
Eliott Christian Cooke
Aunt Miriam Judy Parfitt
Nicholas Renfrew Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Director Anthony Wilcox
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: JLB Productions Guidance: Swearing Released on: 5 Dec 2014

Comedy Drama

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