This is England (2006)


“You might look about four, but you kiss like a fourty year old! ” – Smell

Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Apr 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A young boy befriends a group of skinheads after being bullied in school and quickly becomes a part of their gang.

My Take on it – This was a film that I had never heard of before it was suggested to me to watch.

The premise sounded a bit strange yet I was still curious to see what it was all about.

The story plays out really well and explains how a young 12 year old could be so easily influenced due to his own vulnerabilities and his lack of a father figure.

The story takes certain things to the extreme, yet they allow us to see how things get to that point in quite an effective way.

The character’s views on things might be very skewed, but they all sill seem sincere in everything that they say or do along he way since they all try to stay true to themselves as much as possible.

The added fact that parts of this film are based on real events also adds a lot to things because it can be easily seen how these kind of things could happen due to manipulation and the taking advantage of these young minds in ways one might not expect.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Thomas Turgoose had never acted before, had been banned from his school play for behaving badly and even demanded £5 to turn up for the film’s auditions. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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One thought on “This is England (2006)

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