Perfect 10 - Eva Riley (2019)
An aspiring teen gymnast's world is turned upside down with the arrival of the half-brother she never knew she had.
Another of the usual generic kitchen-sinker that gets BBC/BFI/Creative England funding. A working class character with no interests, hobbies, friends or character has one escape route (Kestrel, tap dancing, dancing, street dancing, dancing dancing, badgers) from the daily drudgery. At this point, the most radical and brave thing a social realist film could do, was just have a main character who has a job they enjoy.
Having said that though, the acting in this was excellent from the two leads, so it wasn't all hopeless.
Strong acting, weak writing.
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