The Scouting Book For Boys Review

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Two best friends decide to take drastic action when they find out one of them is to be sent to live with her father.

★★★★

FIZZING WITH ADOLESCENT EXPECTATION,teenage best friends David (a riveting Thomas Turgoose) and Emily (Holliday Grainger) fill their dog days skipping across the rooftops of their quiet Norfolk caravan park like stones skimming on the water, each goading the other into minor acts of mischief to wile away the time.

Discovering that Emily is to be sent to live with her father, they decide to hide her away, causing uproar and unease in their small community who fear the worst for the disappeared girl.

Tom Harper’s directorial debut captures the ill-at-ease and gawky nature of encroaching maturity and the burden of misplaced longing, playing out with the same sense of foreboding as Dennis Potter’s Blue Remembered Hills while set against a similarly hazy and cruel-looking summer.

Tom Harper’s directorial debut captures the ill-at-ease and gawky nature of encroaching maturity and the burden of misplaced longing, playing out with the same sense of foreboding as Dennis Potter’s Blue Remembered Hills while set against a similarly hazy