Adulthood (film)

Adulthood (film)

Infobox Film
name = Adulthood


director = Noel Clarke
writer = Noel Clarke
producer = James Biddle
George Isaac
Damian Jones
starring = Noel Clarke
Scarlett Johnson
Jacob Anderson
Ben Drew
Danny Dyer
Adam Deacon
Femi Oyeniran
music = Chad Hobson
cinematography = Brian Tufano
editing = Tom Hemmings
distributor = Pathé Pictures International
released = 20 June 2008
country = United Kingdom
runtime = 98 min.
language = English
budget = £1,000,000 (est.)
gross =
preceded_by = "Kidulthood"
followed_by =
website = http://www.adulthoodthemovie.co.uk/
imdb_id = 1126596

"Adulthood" (also spelt as "AdULTHOOD") is a British film directed, written and starring Noel Clarke. The film is a sequel to the 2006 film "Kidulthood", which Clarke also wrote. The film was released on June 20th 2008. Adulthood is expected to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 13, 2008.

Plot

Six years after he was convicted for killing Trife, Sam Peel is released from jail. After returning home and finding no one in, Sam visits Trife's grave and is confronted by a man who tries to stab him. Sam is able to overpower him, but receives a stab wound in the shoulder. The man tells him that someone is coming for him, and his family. Sam looks up all the people he knew before he went inside and first goes to see Claire who is now with a new boyfriend, Hayden (Danny Dyer).

Claire is not happy to see Sam but tells him that Moony goes to Central University. Sam is confronted by Hayden for the abuse he gave Claire when they were younger. The movie then turns to Jay, after the death of Trife. Jay has gone on a downward spiral and is now dealing drugs and suffering from violent outbursts. Sam seeks out Moony who is not pleased to see him and tells him he doesn't know who is after him but he deserves all that he gets. After following a trail of information leading him from one old face to the next, Sam befriends Lexi, a local drug addict. Their friendship grows closer as she aids Sam in finding those that seek out his family. Meanwhile both Jay and a group of young youths (one of which being rapper Plan B) hunt down Sam for revenge over the tragedy occurring 6 years prior. As Sam's desperation grows, it is unclear whether he will be able to protect his family and whether he will find who he is looking for before he is found by those looking for him.

Reaction

The film received mixed reviews, and was criticised for lack of plot, melodrama and "unrelenting aggro". However, an opening weekend box office of £1,203,319 indicates it resonated with its audience if not its critics. [cite web | url=http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/whats-on/cinema-listings-film-reviews/2008/06/20/review-adulthood-84229-21107594/ | title=Review: Adulthood | work=Evening Gazette | publisher=Gazette Media Company | date=2008-06-20 | accessdate=2008-07-13 ] [cite web | url=http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/film-and-tv/features/hit-makers-the-real-stars-of-british-film-854745.html | title=Hit makers: The real stars of British film | first=Geoffrey | last=MacNab | publisher=The Independent | date=2008-06-27 | accessdate=2008-07-13 ]

See also

*West 10 LDN (also known as W10 LDN)

References

External links

* [http://www.independentfilmcompany.com/sales/index.cfm?go=film,25 Independent Film Company]
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* [http://www.myspace.com/adulthoodthemovie Myspace page]
* [http://www.adulthoodthemovie.co.uk Official Website]


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