Sweet Sixteen (I) (2002)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama


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Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.


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  • Martin Compston at an event for Sweet Sixteen (2002)
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7 October 2002 | Classybird
10
| Stunning
I felt like I had been punched after I watched this film - it is one of the most powerful movies I have seen in a long time.

This is Ken Loach at his very best, with a wonderful script from Paul Laverty. A tragic, bittersweet tale of a young boys hope and optimism crushed by his uncaring family and the harsh world in which he lives. Despite the fact that this film is a tragedy, it is also very sweet, with some touching moments and a great deal of humour. There is also hope of a sort - the central character Liam has an older sister who cares about him deeply and is always there for him.

The acting is stellar, it is shot with finesse and all in all is a masterful piece of film making. See this.

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Trivia

Film debut of Martin Compston.


Soundtracks

I'll Stand by You
Written by
Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg and Chrissie Hynde
Performed by The Pretenders
Used by permission of EMI
Music Publishing Ltd/Clive Banks Songs
Licensed courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing UK

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Plot Summary


Genres

Crime | Drama

Details

Release Date:

4 October 2002

Language

English, Scots


Country of Origin

UK, Germany, Spain

Filming Locations

Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,667 18 May 2003

Gross USA:

$316,319

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,633,509

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