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Just Jim

Just Jim
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 84 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Craig Roberts
  • Cast: Emile Hirsch, Craig Roberts, Richard Harrington
  • UK release: 25 September 2015

Jim (Roberts) is an unpopular 17 year old schoolboy who's inspired to change his style by his cool new American neighbour, Dean (Hirsch); but then things take a darker turn. Roberts's debut as writer/director starts out whimsical and very funny but then overloads itself with listless negativity. Still, Roberts's future efforts will be worth looking out for.

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A British comedy drama about a lonely and bullied Welsh teenager who is given the chance to increase his credibility when a cool American moves in next door.

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Just Jim

21 Sep 20153 stars

Ambitious, amusing but overloaded directorial debut from actor Craig Roberts

An ambitious authorial / directorial debut from the 24-year-old Welsh actor Craig Roberts, this teen comedy starts on a whimsical note only to darken considerably – and overload itself somewhat – as it goes. Roberts gives a winningly low-key…

Interview: Craig Roberts – ‘I was a boring teenager'

16 Sep 2015

Just Jim director's come a long way since his turn in Richard Ayoade's Submarine

Craig Roberts made a seriously good impression in his breakthrough performance as odd kid Oliver Tate in Richard Ayoade’s first feature film Submarine back in 2010. Five years later and he’s clocked up an impressive CV working with the likes of Mia…

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