Friday 04 June 2010
This drama of folie à deux owes a small debt to My Summer of Love, being the story of two teenagers – Nicole (Kerrie Hayes) and Jasmine (Nichola Burley) – who bond over a shared obsession in a young Liverpool footballer (Jamie Doyle).
Leigh Campbell's screenplay delves into a volatile mixture of envy, fantasy and barely understood longing as the girls begin to stalk the object of their desire, fastening on the footballer as a means of escape from the misery of a broken home. The commentary on Wag culture and its desensitising vulgarity is darkly outlined, and the two leads offer a convincing portrayal of lives emptied of any ambition beyond the spoils of "celebrity". The melodrama of the final half-hour is less persuasive, and its moral vision is skewed by revelations of the footballer's tawdry social life – surely not as shocking to his two idolaters as the film implies.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Watch a man race the Circle line - and win
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
- 5 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'
Star Trek 3 to begin shooting within six months
Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
The Walking Dead season 5 air date, trailer and season 4 recap
Robin Thicke’s hit 'Blurred Lines' lands him in court, and he had 'almost no part' in writing it
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly