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Plot: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
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|6.7/10 Votes: 19,265
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My troubled past comes back .
I have seen a bundle to Brit flicks that show a hyped by stylish glamorised side of London . Should be Lock Stock , or Snatch , or maybe even Notting Hill these movies have always shown the romantic side of London . However that Ladies and Gents is only the sugar coated topping , there is another world underneath that what is known to most of us who grew up on the streets of London as the real world . The director of Kidulthood does a masterful job giving us a vision of the urban hell-hole that we have all come to know ! The social issues that are highlighted in this film are spot on , whether it be the drug abuse , teenage pregnancies or the ever looming threat of the gang culture with the idiotic craze which is known as Happy slapping .We have all read about , seen it and, probably worst experienced it . Kidulthood presents to the viewer a true , grim , depiction of a life a 15 year old black teenager Trife and his life growing up in the tough neighbourhood and school where words come cheap .We are taken into his world for just 1 day and meet a whole host of characters who fit into the doomed path of life probably just like Trife . The acting was over the top brilliant to the point where to me personally it felt that it was not a film but you were watching someone’s life unfold in front of you as the director chose’s location’s that were truly urban nitty and gritty to the point that you don’t need to marvel at the breath taking scenery , you just want to focus as the story rolls along . I’m not a huge fan of Uk hip-hop but this time it seemed to fit in and add to the flavour of the film . The only drawback was that it was a little to over hyped and once or twice it did feel a bit unrealistic in some places but it stood on track and the humour was pretty funny in places as well especially with the white hoody guy. In general Kidulthood is a deep , dark , depressing look on the darker side of London’s youth and by looking at it one will walk away probably wanting to take a look back at his life and see where is his or her future heading for . Kidulthood is highly recommended film by not only my-self but several other movie lovers and I shall very likely purchase this when it hits the DVD’S.
KIDULTHOOD SCORES : 8 OUT 10 FOR NOW THIS IS THE SHADOWMAN WISHING YOU ALL GOOD LUCK AND GOOD NIGHT .
A Bleak, Amoral Tale of Dystopian Urban Youth Running Wild (And you’ll need more than subtitles if you’re from outside the UK!)
Firstly, I believe the low rating is unjustified, yet explicable because unless one has had any exposure to the kind of “feral” inner city youths depicted in this movie, then it would at times be next to impossible to understand: Over 95% of those in this movie speak the most uncultured form of English known as “Chav-speak”. Even if one watched the movie with subtitles, much of what is said would be indiscernible to those outside the UK; or, dare I say, to those who are too educated to understand how society’s lowliest communicate.
Thus, I firmly believe that this movie has been unjustly rated simply because US (& other)viewers could not understand much of the dialogue; and absolutely no concession has been made to simplify verbal exchanges to aid that matter. Nor should it have! That is to say, Kidulthood’s writer has skilfully written a tale which is chillingly close to the bone, and every nuance perfectly reflects the gutter English which a growing underclass now understand each other by.
There are no heroes in this movie. And if you need happy endings or reasons why seemingly senseless actions happen – then look elsewhere. No character is particularly likable. And each does their best to be tougher than the next. For that is the only way to survive in such a hostile urban dystopia (which also happens to be modern Britain for many of the under-classes). The ‘weak’, we soon learn, have little chance of escape. For, in a culture of ‘wayward misfits’, the most wayward is the most different – the one who is too human and too sensitive.
Those viewers who’ll have any chance of understanding the discourse, will also discover a totally amoral tale full of profoundly heartless, dislikeable, occasionally dangerous and fatally deprived youths whose future is so barren that they unwittingly must choose to churn every moment of the present into a wild ride to ultimately nowhere.
7/10. (for a disturbingly accurate, no holds barred, statement on the collapse of urban ‘civilisation’ as we know it. But… please don’t expect to ‘enjoy’ this movie.)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Romance
Director Menhaj Huda
Writer Noel Clarke
Actors Aml Ameen, Red Madrell, Noel Clarke
Country United Kingdom
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Aaton 35 III
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format N/A