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The Scouting Book for Boys (2009)

When David discovers that his best friend Emily is being forced to leave their caravan park home, he agrees to help her to run away. But after their plan starts to unravel, secrets come to light that transform his life in ways he never imagined.

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Tom Harper

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Jack Thorne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Turgoose ... David
Holliday Grainger ... Emily
Ruth Wellman Ruth Wellman ... Mrs. Fry
Ewen MacIntosh ... Charlie
Ann Elsley Ann Elsley ... Lucy
Rafe Spall ... Steve
Susan Lynch ... Sharon
Lorraine Bruce ... Betty
Tony Maudsley ... Jim
Candice Manning Candice Manning ... Candice
Ellen Hussey Ellen Hussey ... Woman at Karaoke
Susan Earl Susan Earl ... WPC
Steven Mackintosh ... DI Kertzer
Michael Webber Michael Webber ... Rambler
Stewart Bevan Stewart Bevan ... Frank
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Best friends David and Emily enjoy their carefree life in a coastal caravan park. When they learn that Emily is being forced to move away, David he agrees to help her hide out in a remote cave on the beach. Emily's absence soon becomes complicated, as David watches the effect on her family and police suspect one of their neighbors of involvement. When Emily tells David the real reason she wants to hide, his world is shattered. With his complex feelings for Emily growing stronger due to their shared hidden existence, David takes action. Written by Amandaod

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Release Date:

19 March 2010 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Drágaságom See more »

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GBP1,000,000 (estimated)
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Celador Films, Pathe UK See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Kidulthood
28 December 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I'm not comparing the movies here (haven't yet seen the either Kidulthood nor Adulthood), but saying that there is a coming of Age story here. More or less that is, because it could actually also be described as a trip into human psyche and what lies in everyone of us(?). It goes back to the saying "If you love something ..."

But what makes this exceptional, are the actors. It is rarely that you see actors that young being that good. You might have seen the boy in other English movies (he has done quite a few things), but I hadn't seen the girl before. And she is really good. Of course the story holds your attention from start to finish which is a good thing too. A dark drama that might just be your cup of tea


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