It would be hard to think of a director who’s absorbed Wes Anderson’s irony-under-glass aesthetic as slavishly as Richard Ayoade, who made this coyly monotonous Welsh coming-of-age confection. It’s about Oliver (Craig Roberts), a teenager who never takes off his duffle coat or changes his owlish expression. He dates a classmate, but mostly he tries to keep his mum (Sally Hawkins) from falling for a mulleted mystic (Paddy Considine). The film is so self-conscious it seems to be dictating your every reaction. C
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Starring: Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts; Director: Richard Ayoade; Author: Richard Ayoade, Joe Dunthorne; Release Date Wide: 06/03/2011; Runtime (in minutes): 97; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Posted June 6 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT
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