Scheme Birds (2019)

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As her childhood turns into motherhood, teenage troublemaker Gemma comes of age in her fading Scottish steel town. But in a place where "you either get knocked up or locked up," innocent games can easily turn into serious crime.


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14 July 2020 | jacobmisell
| A faithful depiction of modern life in some of the UK's low income areas
I live in the UK in a low income area and felt that the film did a good job of depicting the ignorance of the young men and women in places like this. I personally didn't enjoy the film because the characters are not likable for me. I saw them make obvious mistakes and go down the wrong paths treat others poorly and ruin there lives. It plays out more like a documentary although its obviously not and I'm really not sure if there even was a lesson or a message in the film which is why I say its more like a documentary. Its a story that plays out time and time again at the end I was just angry at the whole situation and everyone involved.

It does what it sets out to accomplish but much like the main character it never set out to accomplish much.

As a Pseudo Documentary it succeeds but as a movie it lacks the strong and interesting characters necessary to make you emotionally invest.

Hipsters will love its "Raw" Feel but once you get past that there is not much too it.

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Release Date:

26 April 2019



Country of Origin

Sweden, UK

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