U.S., 2019, 86 min, Dir. Simon Bird, Not rated, Greenwich Entertainment
"Interlocking vignettes swing from laugh-out-loud comedy to piercing melancholia, but at the centre of it all there is a genuine sense of rebirth and renewal – no mean feat for a small movie with a big heart and a surprisingly wide-ranging vision." —Mark Kermode, The Guardian
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Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel, Days of the Bagnold Summer is a funny yet sweet coming-of-age story about single motherhood and Metallica. Daniel (Eric Cave, son of musician Nick Cave) was supposed to spend the summer with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida, but when his dad cancels the trip, Daniel and his mom suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in their suburban home as Daniel just wants to listen to heavy metal and start a band while his mom hopes to rekindle the fun times they used to have together. Featuring original songs by Belle and Sebastian.
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