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Writer and director Noel Clarke abandons the Bafta-winning realism of Kidulthood and Adulthood in favour of clever but ultimately vacuous storytelling.

The action centres on four ordinary teenage girls. Well, almost: only Shannon (Ophelia Lovibond) conveys anything like a set of emotions, as she teeters on London Bridge above the water. For the rest, a long weekend of gratuitous underwear shots and Pringles product placement awaits. Cassandra (Tamsin Egerton) jets off to New York for an audition and some light shopping; leggy lesbian Kerrys (Shanika Warren-Markland) steals her flat keys for a tryst in her panic room. Checkout girl Jo (Emma Roberts) is probably included to conjure a sense of believability, but it's a thankless task.