Skip to main content

Days of the Bagnold Summer

  • All Sites: 10 Jun 2021
Runtime: 86 min
GENRES: Comedy
Offensive language
M

★★★★ "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 

Wed
16
Jun
Thu
17
Jun
Fri
18
Jun
Sat
19
Jun
Sun
20
Jun
Mon
21
Jun
Tue
22
Jun
Wed
23
Jun
Thu
24
Jun
Fri
25
Jun
Sat
26
Jun
Sun
27
Jun
Mon
28
Jun
Tue
29
Jun
New schedule Tuesday afternoon. Queries? Call us, we’d love to help.
Petone
1:45pm
4:15pm
6:30pm
12:15pm
3:15pm
10:45am
4:20pm
6:20pm
10:45am
3:45pm
6:00pm
10:45am
1:15pm
5:45pm
Cuba
10:50am
2:40pm
6:50pm
10:50am
1:30pm
5:45pm
11:15am
4:00pm
11:00am
4:30pm
10:50am
2:40pm
6:45pm
Pauatahanui
1:15pm
6:15pm
12:45pm
1:15pm
1:15pm
1:15pm
6:15pm

Book a Film

Location
  • Petone
  • Cuba
  • Pauatahanui
Film
  • Fast & Furious 9
  • Herself
  • Black Widow
  • Days of the Bagnold Summer
  • Dream Horse
  • Cruella
  • A Quiet Place: Part II
  • James & Isey
  • André Rieu's 2021 Concert: Together Again
  • Poppy
  • Litigante
  • The Father
  • Cousins
  • Collective
Times
  • Please select a location and film
E-Mail Us

Contact Us

Contact Us