Adulthood

Adulthood

Noel Clarke (2008)

95min
15 Certificate
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Screenwriter Noel Clarke's sequel to his hit film Kidulthood is set six years after that first slice of west London teen turbulence. Sam (played as before by Clarke himself, who here takes over directing duties) has served his sentence for the killing of local rival Trife. Fresh out of prison, he has renounced violence, but violence has not renounced him. During his first 24 hours of freedom, Sam finds that plenty of Trife's friends are still eager to exact revenge. Clarke's employment of a flashier film style means that his directorial debut, though consistently watchable, is occasionally a little overdone. It also spans a rather narrower emotional spectrum than Kidulthood and humour is in short supply. But this is still competent British film-making, aimed predominantly at late teens, and though it helps to have seen the earlier film to understand what brought the characters to this place in time, it's not essential.

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Cast & Crew

Sam Peel Noel Clarke
Jay Adam Deacon
Lexi Scarlett Alice Johnson
Omen Jacob Anderson
Dabs Ben Drew
Hayden Danny Dyer
Moony Femi Oyeniran
Alisa Red Madrell
Ike Nathan Constance
Uncle Curtis Cornell John
Blammy Don Klass
Big man Wil Johnson
Mrs Peel Adjoa Andoh
Director Noel Clarke
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Pathe Distribution LtdGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 20 Jun 2008
Drama