Each week FILMCLUB’s experts in film pick a selection of their favourite cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.
This week is the must-see film has to be Gomeo & Juliet – click here to watch the video of when we sent a young reporter to interview the stars of this film!
Gnomeo & Juliet
FILMCLUB recommended age Rating: 5+
Running Time: 84 mins
Year Produced: 2011
Director: Kelly Asbury
Cast: James McAvoy (voice); Emily Blunt (voice); Ashley Jensen (voice); Michael Caine (voice); Matt Lucas (voice); Jim Cummings (voice); Maggie Smith (voice); Jason Statham (voice); Ozzy Osbourne (voice)
William Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet gets a truly bonkers reworking in this inventive and hugely entertaining, CGI comedy.
Played out, as the title suggests, by garden gnomes rather than humans, and boasting a star-packed voice cast, the animated tale centres on the forbidden romance of young Gnomeo and Juliet.
All this cute, pottery pair dream about is being together, but sadly they’re caught in the middle of a turf war involving the blue-hatted garden gnomes and their red-hatted rivals, who live in neighbouring, suburban backyards.
Whenever the groups’ respective homeowners aren’t watching, battle commences, with hilarious, slapstick and pun-filled results.
Can the pint-sized lovers bring peace between the Reds and Blues, or are they destined to be apart forever?
Like this? watch: 10 Things I Hate About You, Romeo and Juliet, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Romeo and Juliet (1968), West Side Story (PG)
Never Let Me Go
Duration: 103 min
Year produced: 2010
Director: Mark Romanek
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Charlotte Rampling
Based on acclaimed writer Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, this haunting, chilly film blends romantic drama with science fiction.
Spanning decades, it tells the story of the love triangle which emerges between three students at an English boarding school called Hailsham.
Hailsham is shut off from the outside world and governed by strange rules. As soon becomes clear, this is no ordinary college – nor are the pupils ordinary humans.
Joining the ranks of smart sci-fi from Frankenstein to Blade Runner, Never Let Me Go is a thought-provoking, if depressing, film on the nature of being human.
Like this? watch: Picnic At Hanging Rock, Blade Runner, Frankenstein, Edward Scissorhands, The Handmaid’s Tale
FILMCLUB is a nationwide education charity and experts in film for young people. The initiative offers access to thousands of popular and classic films from around the world for young people and teachers to watch and discuss in their school film clubs.
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