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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Minnie Driver
Aneurin Barnard
George MacKay
Directors
Marc Evans
Screenwriters
Laurence Coriat
Running Time
109 minutes

Hunky Dory
All the young dudes


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Plot
South Wales, 1976. An outsider in her own school, drama teacher Vivienne (Driver) tries to tap the talent in her young charges by putting on a musical interpretation of Shakespeare's The Tempest. The gifted teens, sensitive Davey (Barnard) among them, have their eyes on other prizes though.


Verdict
There's lo-fi charm in the musical numbers and heartfelt turns from the young cast but the story drifts along without offering much that we haven't seen before.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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