The Scouting Book for Boys (2009)

Not Recommended
UK
Feature Film
Director: Tom Harper
Writer: Jack Thorne
Cinematographer: Robbie Ryan
Composer: Jack C. Arnold
Cast: Thomas Turgoose, Holliday Grainger, Rafe Spall, Steven Mackintosh, Susan Lynch, Tony Maudsley

Making the most of Turgoose’s hangdog fizzog, Grainger’s bubbly turn, and Ryan’s typically striking photography, this tale of teenaged runaways and unrequited love starts off strongly as it concentrates on the pleasures of youthful summer holidays; but when things take a more melodramatic and decidedly unpleasant turn, the film soon loses its charm. Iain.Stott