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Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: July 3rd, 2007

PG-13|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Teenage Ben (Rupert Grint) lives a sheltered life thanks to an overprotective mother (Laura Linney) and a weak-willed father (Nicholas Farrell). The youth takes a summer job as the assistant to Evie Walton (Julie Walters), an aging actress. At first the job is simple, but then Evie presses Ben into service as her chauffeur, even though he lacks a license. Ben must take the first step into adulthood, and learns how to have fun along the way.

Cast: Laura Linney, Julie Walters, Rupert Grint, Tamsin Egerton, Michelle Duncan, Nicholas Farrell, Oliver Milburn, Jim Norton

Director: Jeremy Brock

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Rubber Tree Plant, United Casting

Keywords: House, Father, 2000s, Car, Moving, Mother, Growing up, Quest

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  • With the aid of a charmingly offbeat story and a jolly good dialect coach, the stars leave you thinking, well done. Their spirited performances help cover up glaring holes in the plot. show more

  • This coming-of-age movie, is a clumsy contraption, but it's nice to see Rupert Grint coming out from under that colorful thatch, and coming, not a moment too soon, into an appealing pre-maturity.

  • Aiming for wacky and heartwarming, the film is, at its sporadic best, a mildly diverting coming-of-age story. At its worst, it feels forced. show more

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