R | | Drama, Music, Romance
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.
Jamie Bell was going through puberty at the time of filming. Some of his dialog had to be post-synched as his voice had broken. And the opening scene in which he jumps up and down on a bed to T. Rex's "Cosmic Dancer" was shot over a lengthy period of time. For the latter takes, Bell had acquired hair on his legs and had to have them shaved.
You look like a right wanker to me, son.
When Billy visits Debbie at her house, he has his school bag with him (at around 29 mins), but he doesn't have it any more when he is driven home (00:35:35).
An edited version was released in the USA rated PG-13 that tones down the language.
£1,541,109 (UK) (1 October 2000)
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