Everywhere and Nowhere (15)

Starring: James Floyd
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Issues of assimilation and acceptance are raised but feebly scripted in Menhaj Huda's coming-of-age story. James Floyd plays good-looking 20-year-old Ash, caught between his traditional upbringing in suburban London (he still lives at home) and his ambition to cut the mustard as a DJ.

The dramatic hook is an unresolved antagonism with his bullying shopkeeper father, but nothing much else comes compellingly to life: his friendships are sketched with a perfunctory casualness, and his yearning to break free carries no deep conviction.

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