Watched Jun 15, 2012
Adam Cook’s review:
AKA Rupert Grint’s attempt to be treated as a serious actor post-Harry Potter. In fairness to Grint he actually does a surprisingly decent job here, not only getting a Northern Ireland accent pretty spot on but also stepping out of the rather large Ron Weasley shadow. He is also ably supported by Robert Sheehan (Misfits) and Kimberley Nixon as the other teens caught in a destructive love triangle.
Unfortunately, despite the good performances and strong score by David Holmes, the rest of the film is little more than a checklist of the usual teenage issues. So we get a whistle stop tour of drink, drugs, sex, petty crime and dysfunctional families without adding any great insight or providing an original voice to an already overcrowded market. There is very little fundamentally wrong with the film but you’ll get a strong feeling that you’ve seen it all before.