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Plot: Six years after KIdULTHOOD, Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife, he realizes that life is no easier on the outside than it was on the inside and he's forced to confront the people he hurt the most. Some have moved on, others are stuck with the repercussions of his actions that night, but one thing's for certain - everyone has been forced to grow up. Through his journey Sam struggles to deal with his sorrow and guilt and something else he didn't expect - those seeking revenge. As he's pursued by a new generation of bad boys, Sam sets about trying to get the message across to his pursuers that they should stop the violence, much like Trife tried to tell him all those years ago. Can Sam stop the cycle of violence and make something positive from the destruction he caused or will his journey into Adulthood end here?
Runtime: 99 mins Release Date: 20 Jun 2008
Fantastic movie! Great work Noel Clarke! Love to see more films that he is in/directed!
Brilliance (by zahraaa-2008)
For my reviews on Kidulthood and Adulthood, I rate both films 10/10 to level with the low ratings these films have unfairly received. Under-rated talent!This is a fantastic follow-up to Kidulthood, packed with the haunting past of Sam's life. This time the viewers follow a journey from his perspective, starting from the day he walks out of prison and onto the streets he once called home. On his first day into freedom, he must deal with the consequences of murdering Trife and being the cold-hearted teen he once was. But throughout it all, the viewers are shown a vulnerable, almost <more>
frightened, side to Sam the bully. In a strange way, you almost start to respect who he has become as he tries to find his way back in life.Excellent acting all round, thumbs up to the actress playing Lexi, her portrayal of the character was on point. Again, great visuals and love the directing of both films - love the slide screens in some shots and the angles/lighting in others that give it a more dark/gritty effect.Packed with emotion and deep conflict, this is a film that brings forward many questions about where life is heading for youth in today's London.I was worried that Adulthood would not be as good as Kidulthood, but I had no reason to worry; this is on the same level of epic and realness, although I'd say it is deeper and less humorous which makes it as hard-hitting as it is.Also, the actor playing Jay is an absolute talent. Watching him from the first film to this, his impact on the screen is amazing. Especially loved his last scene of the film in which he gives an outstanding performance, as does Noel Clarke. That particular scene is now on my list of top movie scenes of all-time.Another round of applause to Noel Clarke for his outstanding, raw and matchless talent. Please do keep them coming!
Brilliant follow up to KiDULTHOOD (by l_cobern1989)
Having loved the first one, I wasn't sure if this one would meet the mark of Kidulthood but I have to say it did. I wouldn't say it is better than the first but it is still really good. It was good to see they had a lot of new faces in the cast who played their parts well. I thought Scarlett Johnson who played Lexxi was brilliant. She played her role really well and was very convincing. Was very weird seeing her face again since the last time I saw her was in Eastenders and I thought she was good in that.The groups of youths were good apart from Dabs played by Plan B. I didn't <more>
think he was a very good choice for his character. I know he was a part of the soundtrack but he just wasn't very good at acting. Sams brother was very good and I was very impressed with his acting. Adam Deacon who plays Jay and Femi Oyeniran who plays Moony gave great performances as well. Especially Adam who shows his acting abilities at the end scene.Neol Clarke does a excellent job acting, directing and writing. I can't believe he done all of that. For first time directing he does really well and yet again he does a great job at writing. The story over all was really good. Makes you see how much Sam had change and how he wants to get on with life and how he portrayed the different life's of Jay and Moony. He writes some brilliant scenes like the scenes where Sam meets his Mum, where he meets Alisha and her daughter and where he speaks to his brother. Really well written.And like the first film it had a great soundtrack thanks to Ashley Thomas aka Bashy. He chose some great songs and artists for the soundtrack. They had some great songs like Kidulthood to Adulthood, Who R U, F Ur X and many more. I really wanted them to use the MySpace winner song by Dot Rotten because it was very good and would of gone well with the film. The cinematography was really good as well just like the first and i really like the way they did the split screens. Thought that it was really clever.If you have seen the first, you really must see this. Although I think it has it's down falls like the first, it is still worth watching and it will leave you shocked by the end. A very Enjoyable film but you must see the first to see this one.
Over-whelmingly depressing at points but every bit as uncompromising and relevant as the original (by davideo-2)
STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning Six years after the first film finished, Sam Noel Clarke has been released from prison for the manslaughter of Trife. But although society's forgiven him, the street's haven't, a fact he becomes quickly aware of when he pays a visit to Trife's grave and is attacked by a guy with a knife, who warns him that Trife's friends are out for blood and him and his family are in danger. Concerned for the safety of his mum and his brother, he desperately goes around all his old <more>
haunts trying to find out who's looking for him. And as he does, he must fully come to terms with the devastation his fateful actions that night six years ago had, on his mother, the mother of Trife's daughter, his brother and Trife's friends, including Moony Femi Oyeniran who's made something of his life and is studying law and on the other end of the coin Jay Adam Deacon the hyper-mouthed, aggressive one from the first film who's now a drug dealer and is especially insistent that Sam must pay the ultimate price for killing his friend...2006's Kidulthood wasn't intended, I don't think, as much of a mainstream film, just a simple commentary on deprived inner city youth that would hopefully shock a few people into action and give them food for thought. Nevertheless, it developed a bit of a cult status and this, the follow up film, has enjoyed much more widespread anticipation and publicity as a result. Certainly, when I originally went to see it on Saturday night, imagine my shock when I was told by the cashier, for the first time in ages and ages since I've been to the cinema, that it had sold out! It was certainly quite packed when I went to see it tonight, actually, I found myself surrounded by young guys about my age in baseball caps and flairy tracksuits, so it's reached it's target demographic. It's sad, though, that aside from making money, the film is very relevant, as over the last year or so we have been bombarded in the news with gun/knife crime amongst kids in inner city areas, like the film is portraying, but it is good that while the film highlights this, it finishes on a positive message.Like with the original, Clarke, as star, writer and director, has taken no prisoners and has delivered a film that is every bit as raw, unflinching and hard hitting as the original, with a blaring, pumping heavy gangsta rap soundtrack hollering over everything that never lets up through-out the film. At times it all gets a bit much, and the film can get over-whelmingly depressing, hearing all these characters shouting, swearing and firing broken English at each other, certainly no Salvation Army workers here, but you have to find light where you can see it and Adulthood does manage some funny scenes and, as already stated, a positive ending that sends out the right message to dis-affected youth.It never quite feels as good as the original, but what is? Appreciated on it's own, this isn't a bad film at all, inspired, relevant, rather bleak but very well made. ****
My friends and I all heavily anticipated this sequel, but also approached it with a heavy amount of cynicism. We worship at the foot of all that is KiDULTHOOD, and we didn't want the sequel to ruin the first film for us in the way that is all too common in cinema now . I read IMDb reviews, which were mixed, and the quote that stuck with me as I sat in my local theatre was "it's a lot more grown up than it's predecessor". This in my opinion also proved to be the most accurate. It's a BRILLIANT film, but it is MUCH OLDER than KiDULTHOOD. Perhaps though, with the title <more>
and six year chronology timeline in mind, if it was, then this film succeeds. For me there are only afew reasons that this film does not score a 10/10. The first being Plan B, aka Ben Drew, aka Dabs who for me, just does not fit in. For those un-aware, Plan B is a British Youth Rapper from east London, who's single Kidz was used in the KiDULTHOOD soundtrack. It only clicked in my mind after about 30 minutes of screen time, when the character says a line that is almost identicle to a Plan B lyric that this is who I was watching. Because his accent is authentic, and his dialect normal for him, his London slang sounds natural when delivered. Other than that however, his acting is not up to parr with the rest of the cast. Some scenes with Dabs and Omar do actually make me cringe. KiDULTHOOD didn't try to be funny, and yet was, following the "lol, I'm like that" formula. This film having realised there were gags in the original, tries to put in some gags, and for the most part they fall flat on their faces. There are still some funny moments though, which again I think were unintentional. The first 30 minutes or so also seem to be abit "and this is what happened to him, and this is what happened to her, and this is....". Then again, if I didn't find out what happened to EVERYONE I would have been left wondering why not, so I'm picking holes in kevlar there. My final and most minor criticism of this film is something shared with KiDULTHOOD. The word "blud" is over used once too many times in some scenes, if the film were instead peppered with afew more "mate"s and "bred"s which in fairness do appear it would help as not to remind the audience they're watching something scripted.This has been a very negative post so far, but my 4 points there were all, as you see, very minor. Literally everything else works, and works well though. The story line is far more prominent than in KiDULTHOOD, and so are the 'messages' and 'themes'. The character development isn't neglected though, and it is all done in beautiful balance. Brilliantly written and directed. The ending made me laugh too.Ben K.
Not Straight Outta Compton, but straight out of jail and back on the mean streets of London. A story of retribution, responsibility and reflections that has Sam Peel Noel Clarke fighting for more than just his freedom. After a six and a half year stretch for murder, his troubles are just about to begin. This has his past conflicts catching-up with his plans to stay alive for the future. Strong language assists the strong sense for survival and bitter revenge in this gritty 24-hour time-line drama; knives, guns, drugs, sex and baseball bats rule this urban metropolis.Written, directed, his <more>
first attempt too, and starring Noel Clarke, and the follow-up to, in writing only, his 2006 Kidulthood, and backed by UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund and The UK National Lottery. Wonderfully scripted and uncompromising in all areas, these urban gorillas and street urchins are the epitome of English youth in a modern setting of ghettos and tower blocks that show a concrete jungle of an inarticulate, destitute, indifferent underclass.Edited too in an exciting fashion with split screens and driven alone with daring character development not seen since the 1995 French movie "La Haine". Adulthood being both a film of extreme violence and of reconciliation with ones past to make-amends with ones future, in a world of aggression, for some, there is hope, be it with education, forgiveness or just plain growing-up. Finding ones faults and learning, and having to, deal with them here is an education and a right-of-passage that not only brings a sense of neorealism to the proceedings but is frighteningly more close-to-the-bone than some would possibly care to admit. Adulthood could be seen as social comment perhaps or more than coincidence and excellent timing. Whatever the case may be, daunting and realistic it is.This, along with Sean Meadows work "This Is England", Garth Jennings "Son of Rambow", Paul Andrew Williams "The Cottage" and Martin McDonagh's "In Bruges" for example, is a fine example of just how British film is slowly, and very assuredly, coming back to conquer once more. With imagination and self-confidence, we can look forward to these conquering heroes expanding further afield, and too, with the added bonus of Mr. Noel Clarke to also carry the flag. Not bad for a beginner.
Brilliantly summarised movie..definitely worth a watch (by satydg)
I had not watched Kidhood, the prequel to this movie but was so damn moved by Adulthood. I later realised that you don't need to watch the part 1 of it. Sam , the character was strong and genuine and in-your-face types and the movie, for sure, portrayed the underground life of the youngsters in the UK.Worth a watch for sure and recommended for a critics award. The violence scenes were brutal at times but am sure the movie demanded the same.Hats off to the director for bringing out raw talents out of these young actors and highlighting the growing problems of young crimes in this country.
A great follow up. (by shadowman123)
The first Kidulthood was a hard hitting reality based story based on the non-glamorised side that Hollywood would rather forget, it was however a very well made movie which even touched several points which I could relate to growing up in London. However the sequel was not that easy to watch either. Picking up on the events of what happened six years after the events of the first movie we find that the so called hunter has now become the hunted. Our murdering little hooligan has just come out of prison after doing his time and has realised that he is now a wanted man. This time it was still <more>
not easy to watch as we see people still stuck in the same vicious web and make no attempt to escape from it what so ever and that bleakish undertone always stays with the movie through out. Noel Clarke shows us an excellent way the consequence what certain actions may lead to on your-self and others around you. At the end of the day it kind of reinforces ones belief as to what is happening to society over here in general and who do we blame ? or how do we fix it? Like its predecessors it has funny moments but might feel a little unrealistic in places but in general it makes its point loud and clear. Check it out.ADULTHOOD - 8.4 OUT OF 10AFTER KIDULTHOOD COMES...