A Room for Romeo Brass Poster

Release Date: 1999

R|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
The humorous, harsh, and movingly human coming-of-age tale of two 12 year-old boys. Romeo Brass and Gavin "Knocks" Woolley, an unlikely pair of best friends: Romeo is husky and tough, while Knocks is an inquisitive kid with a bad back. Neighbors in a Midland housing estate, neither boy has an ideal home life: Romeo's father is angry and estranged, while Knocks can't communicate with his remote, couch-potato dad. The boys' shared sense of humor and high spirits bond and strengthen them.

Cast: Andrew Shim, Ben Marshall, Paddy Considine, Frank Harper, Julia Ford, James Higgins, Vicky McClure, Ladene Hall

Director: Shane Meadows

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Arts Council of England, October Films, Company Pictures, BBC, Alliance Atlantis Communications

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Effortless in the way it insinuates itself into these families, touching in the way it shows how fiercely Romeo and Knocks are, despite everything, their own little men. show more

  • Offers an honest, understated and unsentimental look at a small incident in the course of a friendship - but it is the kind of incident that defines most childhoods. show more

  • The most poignant (if hard-hitting) depiction of childhood to show up this year. show more

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