Kidulthood

Kidulthood

Menhaj Huda (2005)

91min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Ignore the contrived and unappealing title, because behind it lies an impressive film about British teenagers on that cusp between irresponsible adolescence and responsible adulthood. Set over 48 hours among a group of black and white teenagers in West London, the film comprises a compendium of urban corn and cliché, encompassing everything from gun crime and school bullying to teen suicide and underage pregnancy. But the predictability of the storyline is more than offset by the dialogue, which has a genuine feel of the real about it, and by radiant performances from a young cast which includes such "next generationers" as Jaime Winstone, daughter of Ray, and Rafe Spall, son of Timothy. It's powerful and entertaining - and British to boot.

Summary

West London teenagers face difficult choices that could affect the rest of their lives, as they struggle to deal with the effects of gun crime, drugs and bullying in their impoverished neighbourhood. Drama, written by and starring Noel Clarke, with Aml Ameen, Red Madrell, Jaime Winstone and Rafe Spall.

Cast & Crew

Trife Aml Ameen
Alisa Red Madrell
Sam Peel Noel Clarke
Becky Jaime Winstone
Jay Adam Deacon
Moony Femi Oyeniran
Claire Madeleine Fairley
Carleen Katelin Okoro
Lenny Rafe Spall
Uncle Curtis Cornell John
Blake Nicholas Hoult
Desmond David Ajala
Director Menhaj Huda
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: RevolverGuidance: Violence, swearing and drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 3 Mar 2006
Drama