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Not Rated | | Drama | 25 June 2011 (USA)
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James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.

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Hattie Dalton

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Vaughan Sivell
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Burke ... Davy
Benedict Cumberbatch ... James
JJ Feild ... Miles
Adam Robertson Adam Robertson ... Bill
Hugh Bonneville ... Beachcomber
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ... Mr.
Helen Griffin ... Mrs.
Karl Johnson ... Ticket Seller
Nia Roberts Nia Roberts ... Chloe
Eros Vlahos ... Angel Boy
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James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barafundle Bay See more »

Filming Locations:

Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK See more »

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GBP1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,586
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Benedict Cumberbatch originally wanted to shave his head to better portray a man dying of cancer, but wasn't allowed as he was filming "Sherlock" at the time. See more »

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[first lines]
James: James Kimberly Griffith. See I... The thing about life is... Oh, what was I gonna say? The thing about life is... I'm 29 today. Won't see 30. But I'm uh... I'm okay. Really. Okay.
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Genuine and heartfelt
13 May 2012 | by kriszcsikiSee all my reviews

How often do we get to watch a movie and laugh in one minute, cry in the other? When emotions run so deep that we smile through our tears and tear up when laughing at a joke... This is what this movie did to me. Kudos to the cast for a brilliant performance, each in their own role, and to the director to provide a wonderful audio-visual background to the beauty that lies in the friendships of these four young men.

After seeing it, we ask ourselves: would we be able to do what Davy did? Could we be this strong and brave? Maybe if we love someone that much. Maybe.

Another question is: how would we deal with a serious illness? How CAN we? The alternative is wait until it vanquishes us and steals everything from us that we used to be, that used to make us what we are, or... or take the upper hand and go out screaming. Choose how we want to end it. Choose to miss many important events and great moments... because we want to feel capable... just once again. James poses this question and we are left wondering up until the end which alternative he chooses.

I strongly, highly recommend this film to everyone who loves genuine human emotions portrayed without sentimentalism, who thinks that friendship is not over-rated and that there can be times when friends are all that's left to rely on. Because in friendship, we have a choice.


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