A Dozen Summers (2015)

Coming to Selected cinemas in different Cities in the UK comes this British Indie film on 21st August 2015

logioDirector: Kenton Hall

Writer: Kenton Hall (Screenplay)

Starring: Scarlet Hall, Hero Hall, Kenton Hall, Sarah Warren, Colin Baker, Ewen MacIntosh

Plot: Maisie and Daisy McCormack are two ordinary 12-year-olds finding their way through life in the 21st century. Oh, and they may have just hijacked a movie.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Quirky, Different Comedy

Story: A Dozen Summers starts with our Narrator (Baker) telling a story before Maisie (Scarlett) & Daisy (Hero Hall) interrupt him hijacking his film to make their own film. The twins argue about their ideas breaking the fourth wall by making this their own brain storming idea for a film. Each scene explores ideas the girls would have for a film spanning across every genre, as they deal with everyday issues, including bullies, early romance and separated parents.

A Dozen Summers is a very low budget coming of age movie that does seem to go in a different direction to most films. It doesn’t put our main characters on a wild adventure but it does show them trying to deal with everyday growing up issues. I did like how each moment is available to be skipped or changed in a click of a finger. I did think this was a very good real feeling film. (7/10)

Actor Review

Scarlett Hall, Hero Hall: Maisie & Daisy are our leading twelve year old twins who take over a film as thy explore the idea of what they want to see in their own film. They are going through all the school problems and this is their chance to express their feelings about each moment. The twins give a good performance making each scene feel real to them throughout. (7/10)twins

Support Cast: A Dozen Summers has a supporting cast that is part of the twins lives be it family, friends, teachers or bullies. They all help the girls learn a life lesson.

Director Review: Kenton HallKenton does a good job directing a film that ends up being outside the box instead of just following the standard coming of age films. (7/10)

Comedy: A Dozen Summers has clever laughs with references to re iconic films. (7/10)

Family: A Dozen Summers shows the difficult ideas that children have about adult situations. (6/10)

Settings: A Dozen Summers keeps the settings real to everyday life. (8/10)

Suggestion: A Dozen Summers is one to try, if you like a good coming of age story this will be one to be enjoyed. (Coming of Age Fans Watch)

Best Part: The style.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: Yes

Budget: £20,000

Runtime: 1 Hour 22 Minutes

Overall: A Different coming of age movie that shows how imagination could really work.

Rating 70

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