Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Goob (2014)

Director - Guy Myhill

This superb coming of age flick is Guy Myhill's feature debut. The Goob (Liam Walpole) is our title character, a wild-card kid who we first meet on the last day of school, his whole life ahead of him, the world is his oyster except for the fact that he’s stuck in rural Norfolk with his brother, mum and her nasty bastard boyfriend, Womack (Sean Harris). It’s crop picking season, the Goob meets a foreign girl, makes friends with a flamboyant homosexual and constantly winds up Womack. Making this the film equivalent of kicking a wasps nest just to see what happens. Great acting, unfussy direction and refreshingly gritty take on this type of story mark it out as one of the years best films, and Myhill as someone to keep an eye open for in future.

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