delightful coming of age drama – Movie Stories

A first feature film with a lot of heart, after a successful festival Marley Morrison’s Sweetheart hits theaters in September, and there’s a new trailer to tempt you.

Written and directed by Marley Morrison, the highly acclaimed coming-of-age comedy Sweetheart stars Jo Hartley (This is England, David Brent: Life on the Road & Eddie the Eagle), Sophia Di Martino (LOKI) & newcomers Nell Barlow & Ella-Rae Smith. The film delighted critics and audiences at the BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Film Festival and won the People’s Choice Award at the Glasgow Film Festival and Best First Feature at Inside Out Toronto.

Morrison’s beginnings Sweetheart captures the highs and lows of first love against the backdrop of the quintessential British family holiday. The film was commissioned under Film London’s Microwave program supported by the BFI (using National Lottery funds) and BBC Films and produced by Hazey Jane Films. Beautifully written, cast and filmed, this is a film well worth watching.

If that doesn’t convince you, take a look at the new movie poster and trailer –

No 17 year old dreams of spending a week with the family at a British Seaside Holiday Park. For socially conscious AJ (Nell Barlow), planning a gap year trip to knit elephant sweaters is much more appealing. Yet she finds herself on a four-hour road trip to the Dorset coast with her mother Tina (Jo Hartley, This is England) and baby sister Dayna. Her mother decided to spend some quality time with her little darling before she flew to the nest.
Joined by his pregnant sister Lucy (Sophia di Martino, LOKI) and boyfriend Steve (Samuel Anderson, The History Boys, Doctor Who), AJ expects it to be “one hell of a week.” That is, until she sets eyes on resident lifeguard Isla (Ella-Rae Smith) who just might be the girl of her dreams.

Sweetheart hits UK and Irish cinemas on September 24, 2021.

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