The Kid details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Natascha McElhone, Ioan Gruffudd, Rupert Friend, Bernard Hill, Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty, Augustus Prew|
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Feb 2011|
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The KidBy AstroscopesUk (47 reviews) from Croydon , 26 Feb 2011
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[Highly rated reviewer]this is a film about abuse, terrible awful, unbelievable abuse that would sicken most normal loving parents.
But the victim of the abuse is a true survivor, and it shows how in the face of the most abysmal adverlsity,, the individuals endless desire to turn his life around finally works and he finds the happiness he craved for most of his life,, truly inspirational,
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Raw and EmtionalBy Cazuk1976 (230 reviews) from Peterborough , 19 Jan 2012This raw and emotional film had me in tears, more so because its based on a true story, it's terrifying how many people will relate to this, especially growing up in the 70s and 80s. It sure made me realise my childhood was pure bliss, even if sometimes it seemed a little rough. An excellent story that left me wanting to know more.
There are few films that touch me like The Kid has.By a customer , 07 Dec 2011An incredibly raw and emotional true story. If you have not already read the book, I would reccomend it. The film is in places hard to watch and is an eye opener to the awfully sad abuse that happens to children. It played on my mind when I had finished watching and left me with so many emotions I didn't know whether to cry at Kevin's story or smile at his triumphant ending.
Excellent Film, Highly recommendedBy Fettz (20 reviews) from Cramlington , 10 Nov 2011I watched this film without realising that it was based on the book of a true story. I watched almost the full film until I realised. In a way, I'm glad I knew very little about the film.
This is an excellent film and tells the story exceptionally well. It's funny, yet harrowing and heartwarming at the same time.
It's well written for the screen and directed very well. I'd recommend this film to anyone who likes a heartwarming drama.
The story follows the story of Kevin Lewis who had an appalling and difficult up bringing as he was mistreat at home and bullied at school and how he was taken from his parents and placed into care. After a while and feeling that he is cared for in his new home, he is wrongly placed back in the care of his parents and the abuse starts all over again. The story then moves on to Kevin getting into trouble at school until one teacher notices bruises on his body and he is again taken from his parents and put into a loving home. Everything starts going well again but Kevin eventually finds himself part of the Criminal Underworld and constantly strives to escape this and start a new and better life from himself.
It's told brilliantly and my eyes were glued to the screen as I watched, excellent stuff.
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Not a bad kid.By gingerspike (432 reviews) from Grimsby , 28 Oct 2011Quite a good film, based on a book based on true events. The film is an emotional rollercoaster about a British boy and his experiences in poverty-stricken London whose life goes from bad to worse. He is bullied, beaten and abandoned but goes on to turn things around.
Gripping stuffBy Danismell82 (5 reviews) from London , 25 Oct 2011Very hard to watch but ultimately engrossing. A very stark portrayal of the life lived by many children in the UK.