Old Boys

  • 2018
  • UK / Sweden
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Toby MacDonald
  • Cast: Alex Lawther, Jonah Hauer-King, Pauline Etienne
  • Language: English / French

In an 80s boarding school spin on Cyrano, Amberson (Lawther) agrees to help handsome but dim Winchester (Hauer-King) to write love letters to Agnes (Etienne). Lawther is charming and likeable, and Hauer-King is a real find; good supporting turns and some visual imagination prop up the slightly underwhelming plot.

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Old Boys

18 Feb 20193 stars

Alex Lawther stars in this sweet-natured, boarding school-set riff on Cyrano de Bergerac

The increasingly ubiquitous Alex Lawther (The End of the F***ing World, Ghost Stories) stars in this sweet-natured spin on Cyrano de Bergerac, set at an all-boys boarding school in the 1980s. He plays sensitive, awkward scholarship student Amberson, who…

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