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Eaten by Lions

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Jason Wingard
  • 91 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Comedy starring Antonio Aakeel and Jack Carroll. Half-brothers Omar and Pete have been living with their grandmother ever since Pete's dad and Omar's mum were killed in a bizarre safari holiday accident. When she dies, Omar and Pete decide to track down Omar's biological father, embarking on a quest that takes them to Blackpool.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Taking its visual cues from the Wes Anderson school of film-making, this British comedy follows teenager Omar (Antonio Aakeel) as he travels to Blackpool in search of his father, helped by his half-brother Pete (Jack Carroll). Director Jason Wingard's film contains many witty and sincere reflections on family, race and disability, but not all the jokes find their mark. The two young stars lift the material with a believable bond, playing brothers who are hugging 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 that has its heart in the right place.

Credits

Cast

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OmarAntonio Aakeel
PeteJack Carroll
IrfanAsim Chaudhry
RayJohnny Vegas
EllenVicki Pepperdine
KenKevin Eldon
MalikNitin Chandra Ganatra
SaraHayley Tamaddon

Crew

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DirectorJason Wingard

Details

Theatrical distributor
Munro Film Services
Released on
2019-03-29
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Swearing
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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