AdULTHOOD. or adult – hoodie


You can say whatever you want about the film. And I am pretty sure that people outside UK will have a bit different opinions about the film in any case. But I think everyone should agree that Noel Clarke has some serious talent. The young talented actor-writer-director has been busy and created this entertaining (somewhat hard to follow) sequel to his earlier feature film Kidulthood. Without stating anything you might not have realised, I can say that kids have grown up, but otherwise nothing much has changed. The film has hardly anything to do with adult lifestyle that the kids in Kidulthood didn’t already participate in. You really shouldn’t watch this if you haven’t seen Kidulthood (and it may be worth refreshing your memory).

I can’t say much about the dialogue, but I guess it’s quite good. But I’m not English and had to concentrate a bit to hear what anyone’s saying. Scarlett Alice Johnson is quite good, Noel Clarke himself is ok, though he doesn’t have too many faces really. But I guess directing yourself is not the easiest task. Adam Deacon is brilliant and cast perfectly. He’s not exactly the kind of character you sympathise with… And watch out for Danny Dyer. So is this how life in London is??

Not the most amazing film and fairly simple story line, but lots of interesting characters that tie the whole thing together. I wonder what’s after Adulthood? Midlifehood? Oldagehood? Parenthood? Seniorhood? Or maybe Noel could move to NY or LA and that would be a bit of a twist?