Eaten by Lions

Eaten by Lions

Jason Wingard (2018)

91min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A comedy about teenager Omar (Antonio Aakeel), who travels to Blackpool in search of his father, helped by his half-brother Pete (Jack Carroll). Taking visual cues from film-makers such as Wes Anderson, director Jason Wingard creates a charming but uneven journey. There are many witty and sincere reflections on our attitudes towards family, race and disability, but for every joke that lands there's one that doesn't. The more serious scenes aren't always handled well, but the two young stars lift the material with a believable bond, the brothers hugging each other one minute and wanting to strangle each other the next. Carroll is the film's most valuable asset, with comic timing and a screen presence that suggests there's more to come from the young actor. With a supporting cast filled with recognisable names such as Johnny Vegas and Asim Chaudhry, this is a pleasant seaside trip with its heart in the right place.

Summary

When Pete and Omar lose their beloved grandmother, they go in search of Omar's estranged dad, confronting him on the day of his daughter's engagement party. Comedy, starring Antonio Aakeel, Jack Carroll (Britain's Got Talent) and Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing).

Cast & Crew

Omar Antonio Aakeel
Pete Jack Carroll
Irfan Asim Chaudhry
Ray Johnny Vegas
Ellen Vicki Pepperdine
Ken Kevin Eldon
Malik Nitin Chandra Ganatra
Sara Hayley Tamaddon
Director Jason Wingard
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Munro Film ServicesGuidance: SwearingAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 29 Mar 2019
Comedy