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Goodbye Charlie Bright

  • 2000
  • Nick Love
  • 83 mins
  • 18

Summary

Coming-of-age drama starring Paul Nicholls. A group of teenagers on a run-down south London estate reach a crossroads in their lives during one hot summer.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

A rite-of-passage yarn about a bunch of lifelong mates on a south London council estate and the last long, hot summer that they spend together before circumstances send them off on separate ways. The film charts their close but volatile kinship against a backdrop of the usual "laddish" behaviour, from petty pilfering to a more serious confrontation with a troubled Falklands War veteran. While the script and direction are erratic, the film benefits enormously from the authenticity of location filming and from credible performances by a young cast, headed by former EastEnders star Paul Nicholls. David Thewlis, Phil Daniels and one-time The Word presenter Dani Behr also appear. It's a refreshingly bright first feature for writer/director Nick Love, who's since gone on to establish a reputation as a "cockney auteur" with such fare as (The Football Factory, The Firm and the big-screen remake of The Sweeney.

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Credits

Cast

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Charlie BrightPaul Nicholls
JustinRoland Manookian
EddiePhil Daniels
TonyJamie Foreman
FrancisDanny Dyer
BlondieDani Behr
HectorRichard Driscoll
DadDavid Thewlis
Miss SavilleEdna Doré

Crew

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DirectorNick Love

Details

Theatrical distributor
Metrodome
Released on
2001-05-11
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, drug abuse and a sex scene.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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