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The Scouting Book for Boys

  • 2009
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • 15

British TV director Harper ('Misfits', 'Demons') makes a confident feature debut with an engaging story of teenage friendship revealing dark adolescent envy as two teenagers, David (Turgoose) and Emily (Grainger), embark upon spiralling events in a sleepy Norfolk holiday park. Ambiguous and with very believable characters, the film is not perfect, but as a dramatisation of the peril and confusion of adolescence, it's worth checking out.

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The Scouting Book For Boys

10 Mar 20103 stars

(15) 93min One hazy summer in a sleepy Norfolk holiday park, David (This is England’s Thomas Turgoose) and Emily (Holliday Grainger), constant companions by default of being the only teenagers there, spend the days mucking about under the permissive…

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