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Days of the Bagnold Summer

  • All Sites: 10 Jun 2021
Runtime: 86 min
GENRES: Comedy
Offensive language
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★★★★ "a sweet delight" "charming" "hilarious" - Stuff.co.nz. 

The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird's directorial debut is a funny, charming and wince-inducingly accurate adaptation of Joff Winterhart's graphic novel, with a soundtrack by Belle & Sebastian.

Days of the Bagnold Summer sweetly draws you into the wobbly relationship between well-intentioned single librarian Sue Bagnold and her black-clad teenage son Daniel, who'd rather listen to Metallica than his mother.

Daniel was meant to spend the summer in Florida visiting his dad, but is now stuck with Mum following the trip's cancellation.

The film boasts supporting turns by Rob Brydon and Alice Lowe, but belongs to its two leads. Long-suffering Sue is sympathetically portrayed by Monica Dolan, with Earl Cave's Daniel a suitably lank-haired, pale-skinned picture of adolescent metal-head angst.

92% Certified Fresh - Rotten Tomatoes

★★★★ - Observer
"Funny, acerbic, yet surprisingly tender film." "Monica Dolan is terrific as Sue Bagnold."
"...aided by Lisa Owens’s excellently empathetic script, which is poignant and affecting."

★★★★ - Guardian
"Earl Cave and Monica Dolan are a delight in this charming comedy"  
"
thoroughly sweet-natured, charming and unassuming British film" 
"There are terrifically judged supporting turns from Lowe, Brydon and Greig and lovely lead performances from Dolan and Cave." 

★★★★ - Sydney Morning Herald
"
hysterical love song to suburban Britain"

★★★★ - Financial Times
★★★★ - The Australian
★★★★ - Daily Mail 

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