Treacle Jr

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Treacle Jr

Jamie Thraves (2010)

15 Certificate


Our Score
British film doesn't come any more basic than this ultra-low-budget, self-financed drama shot on the streets of south London. It begins with a mystery: Midlander Tom (Tom Fisher) walks out on his wife and child and boards a train to London, where, with no money and no place to stay, he sleeps rough for the night. Following an incident with a gang of hoodies, Tom finds himself in casualty, where he meets over-friendly Irishman Aidan (Aidan Gillan). To all appearances, Aidan is a stuttering, parrot-voiced loser, whose idiocy allows him to see the best in everyone, including his abusive girlfriend Linda (Riann Steele). But, over time, Aidan's humanity and generosity shines through. This is a nicely ragged and offbeat mismatched-buddy movie that, though it becomes a little predictable by the end, makes an unexpected hero of a profoundly irritating character.


A man impulsively walks out on his family, ending up on the streets in London. After being beaten up, he meets a childlike, eternally cheery stranger in hospital, who does not notice the hints that his company is not wanted. The reluctantly embraced friendship inspires the morose homeless man to get his life back on track. Drama, starring Aidan Gillen and Tom Fisher.

Cast & Crew

Aidan Aidan Gillen
Tom Tom Fisher
Linda Riann Steele
Director Jamie Thraves

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Soda PicturesGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes. Available on: DVDReleased on: 15 Jul 2011