Just Jim

Just Jim

Craig Roberts (2015)

80min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Thisdark, peculiar comedy is a study of teenage loneliness. Set in a small Welsh village, it focuses on Jim (Craig Roberts), a socially awkward teenager who doesn't have any friends. For the first 25 minutes or so, we follow Jim as he occupies his time with various mundane activities, which include playing video games and walking his beloved dog. But just as things are starting to drag, Jim's world and the film are shaken up by the sudden arrival of Dean (Emile Hirsch), a cocksure, mysterious American who teaches Jim how to be cool. What follows is a witty combination of the surreal with the deadpan that's strange and understated. The end result won't be for everyone, but Roberts's writing and directing debut is definitely worth your time if you're in the market for an unusual teen movie with a dry sense of humour.

Summary

A Welsh teenager leads a lonely life after being rejected by his only friend. He becomes fascinated by a mysterious American who moves in next door, and the new arrival offers him some advice on how to be cool. The youngster starts to develop the life he had always longed for, but begins to wonder if he was happier the way he used to be. Comedy drama, starring Emile Hirsch and Craig Roberts.

Cast & Crew

Dean Emile Hirsch
Jim Craig Roberts
Michelle Sai Bennett
Donald Mark Lewis Jones
John Trystan Gravelle
Beatrice Helen Griffin
Leon Matthew Aubrey
Wayne Richard Lynch
Director Craig Roberts
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Soda PicturesAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 25 Sep 2015
Comedy