The Goob

The Goob
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 1h 24min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Guy Myhill
  • Written by: Guy Myhill
  • Cast: Liam Walpole, Sienna Guillory, Sean Harris, Hannah Spearritt
  • UK release: 29 May 2015

In rural Norfolk, 16-year-old Goob (Walpole) searches for the courage to break away from his troubled home life and his mother's abusive boyfriend. With plenty of talent on both sides of the camera, Myhill's writing/directing debut is a visceral and moving coming-of-age story centred on a remarkable performance from Walpole.

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Stars: Liam Walpole, Sienna Guillory, Sean Harris, Hannah Spearitt East Anglia, in a heatwave. Sixteen-year-old Goob Taylor leaves school and… what next? His close relationship with his mother is threatened by her new partner Gene, but farm worker Eva may offer a way out. The Goob stands out thanks to its performances and cinematography: newcomer Walpole buzzes with nervous energy as the lovable Goob, Harris ensures that Gene is a compellingly nasty alpha male, and the Fenlands glow and shimmer in the midsummer light.

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The Goob

25 May 20154 stars

Guy Myhill's Norfolk-set debut is a coming-of-ager with quiet power

In rural Norfolk 16-year-old Goob (Liam Walpole) is stuck in a troubled home over which his mother’s womanising boyfriend Gene (Sean Harris) rides roughshod and unchecked. Only when Goob is exposed to free-spirited outsiders Elliot (Oliver Kennedy) and…

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