• Hallam Foe (2008)

Hallam Foe

Release Date: September 5th, 2008

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

British teenager Hallam Foe (Jamie Bell) still mourns his mother's suicide and refuses to open up to his stepmother, Verity (Claire Forlani). After Verity seduces and blackmails him, Hallam runs away to Edinburgh and meets Kate (Sophia Myles), a manager in a hotel who gives him a job. Kate reminds Hallam of his mother, and he begins spying on her from a clock tower overlooking her apartment. Gradually, Hallam and Kate form a complicated relationship as he tries to cope with his mother's death.

Cast: Jamie Bell, Sophia Myles, Ciarán Hinds, Jamie Sives, Maurice Roeves, Ewen Bremner, Claire Forlani, Ruthie Milne

Director: David Mackenzie

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: Ingenious Film Partners, FilmFour, Scottish Screen, Lunar Films

Keywords: 2000s, Growing up, Love interest, Melodramatic, Engaging, Hotel, Father, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Especially worthwhile for the chemistry between Bell and Myles. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Most entertaining comic drama with a great turn by Jamie Bell. show more

  • 50
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    The film disappoints particularly in relation to "Young Adam," an earlier picture about sexual obsession from writer-director David Mackenzie; this one's more in line with the creamy tones and surface readings of "Asylum." show more

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