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Urban Hymn (2015)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama | 12 May 2017 (USA)
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Urban Hymn follows a troubled teenage girl, Jamie, who possesses an amazing singing voice, and an inspiring and unconventional social worker, Kate, who encourages her to use it.

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Nick Moorcroft
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Henderson ... Kate Linton
Letitia Wright ... Jamie Harrison
Isabella Laughland ... Leanne Dixon
Ian Hart ... Ian Wilson
Steven Mackintosh ... David Linton
Caroline O'Neill ... Fiona
Shaun Parkes ... Charlie
Matthew Steer ... Michael
Jack McMullen ... Dean
Jamie Taylor Jamie Taylor ... Peter
Athena Droutis ... Alice
McKell David ... Ryan
Frankie Oatway Frankie Oatway ... Bob
Katie Redford ... Lisa
George Somner George Somner ... Liam
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A redemptive coming-of-age story about a wayward teen, Jamie (Letitia Wright), who is encouraged by an inspiring and unconventional social worker, Kate (Shirley Henderson), to use singing as an escape from her troubled background. Jamie's loyalties soon become torn between Kate and her possessive and volatile best friend, Leanne (Isabella Laughland). Written by Level 33 Entertainment

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Şehrin Şarkısı See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,115
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Shining Shore
Performed by The Urban Hymn Choir
(p) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment
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Urban Hymn
5 June 2017 | by davidthorpealSee all my reviews

Urban Hymn is an emotional, uplifting coming of age story about a young orphan named Jamie Harrison, portrayed by Letitia Wright, who has a passion for music. The director Michael Caton-Jones uses the gritty, realistic setting of life in impoverished London to drag the viewer into the realities of violence, drugs, and crime that the characters face. The expert use of this setting immerses the viewer and makes them seriously reflect on the methods the characters use to cope with the obstacles they face. Kate, a professor turned social worker, turns to her job to deal with the murder of her teenage son at the hands of troubled youths, just like the ones she works with. Jamie struggles to choose between her love for singing and the tempting life of crime and fun lead by her closest friend, Leanne. All the while, Leanne herself deals with the repercussions of her lifestyle and the distance that is growing between her and Jamie. Even if you haven't personally dealt with the problems that these characters face, their situations are authentic and relatable. The story deals with a myriad of themes from parenthood and friendship to abandonment and redemption, and still manages to balance them all into a cohesive narrative. No character is written without their faults, resulting in a very human story. For those of you like me who enjoy true-to-life characters and settings coupled with great stories, you will love Urban Hymn.


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