Sweet fun. Watch it with your mom.
Days of the Bagnold Summer took me by surprise. I didn’t expect to find so much sweet joy in this story of an emo boy and his loving mother.
Days of the Bagnold Summer features a catchy soundtrack from Belle and Sebastian, little kid rockers, trips to the fudge shop and shoe shopping until you drop. I think I laughed every time Earl Cave’s Daniel went all emo on his mom, Monica Dolan’s Sue Bagnold. I believe Sue is now my favorite librarian I’ve never checked a book out from.
Simon Bird’s Days of the Bagnold Summer has been out for quite some time in the UK. Now, it is finally opening in the States this weekend. I can honestly say this is my favorite new release of the week. Recommended.