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      The Pebble and the Boy

      2021 1h 41m Drama List
      36% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 45% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Inspired by the album track of the same name, The Pebble and the Boy is a modern day road trip of discovery for nineteen year old John Parker who sets off on an eventful journey from Manchester on his late father's Lambretta to scatter the dead man's ashes into the sea in Brighton, spiritual home of the Mods. When John's estranged father is knocked off his scooter and killed in an accident, John finds himself inheriting a home dominated by memories of him in the shape of Paul Weller memorabilia, a fish tail parka and a dented Lambretta. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Guy Lodge Variety The result is an exercise in retro-upon-retro nostalgia that feels as ill-defined as a Xerox of a Xerox, though die-hard dad mods will thrill to its styling and soundtrack. Nov 17, 2021 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) This clueless road movie is hampered by a dud screenplay from the writer-director Chris Green and a plethora of painful stock characters. Rated: 2/5 Aug 27, 2021 Full Review Mike McCahill Guardian Seems thin and overstretched, exactly what results when you make a movie from little but nostalgia. Rated: 2/5 Aug 26, 2021 Full Review Tim Brennan About Boulder The Pebble and the Boy is a spectacularly English film with some baffling cultural aspects. At the heart of it is a journey and destination we can all recognize. Dec 14, 2021 Full Review Tom Cassidy Common Sense Media Ultimately the film aims high and means well, but in the end it's just froth for enthusiastic Weller fans or obsessives of the Mod culture. Rated: 2/5 Dec 8, 2021 Full Review Peter Gray This is Film A simple but effective film, The Pebble and the Boy may not take an exciting route with its journey, but the destination, familiar as it is, is no less warm and comforting. Dec 1, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Thomas B Had very low expectations of this film but it's actually not bad. Best viewed as a feel good low budget British road trip film rather than a second Quadrophenia. Yes some of the middle aged mod characters are a bit ridiculous but so what. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/24 Full Review Arantzazu L Terrible movie, the plot is dismal, the characters are so unlikable it's impossible to feel any empathy for their predicament. If you like mod culture or cinema, just don't waste your time. It's so awful I can't even describe everything that's wrong with it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/29/23 Full Review Tim P Everyone in the cinema enjoyed it and many were smiling and clearly reminiscing afterwards. A fair plot and whilst some will doubtless be lost by the era and goings on, others will love the locations and whole ambience. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review John M A truly awful film. The one star is for the soundtrack, but it surprises me that Weller allowed his music to be associated with this dud. Truly awful. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/06/22 Full Review james r Cringy. Very, very cringy. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Steve K Heartwarming story, great acting and superb soundtrack. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/28/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Inspired by the album track of the same name, The Pebble and the Boy is a modern day road trip of discovery for nineteen year old John Parker who sets off on an eventful journey from Manchester on his late father's Lambretta to scatter the dead man's ashes into the sea in Brighton, spiritual home of the Mods. When John's estranged father is knocked off his scooter and killed in an accident, John finds himself inheriting a home dominated by memories of him in the shape of Paul Weller memorabilia, a fish tail parka and a dented Lambretta.
      Director
      Chris Green
      Producer
      Michael Knowles
      Screenwriter
      Chris Green, Chris Green
      Production Co
      NOW Films
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Runtime
      1h 41m
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