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Sweetheart (15)

A socially awkward, environmentally conscious teenager is dragged to a coastal holiday park by her painfully ‘normal’ family, where she becomes unexpectedly captivated by a lifeguard named Isla.

The last place 17-year-old AJ wants to be is on holiday at the seaside with her oh-so-annoying family. Dragged along by put-upon mum Tina, AJ is determined not to have fun. When she discovers the campsite doesn’t even have Wi-Fi, it promises to be the worst week of her life. But then a chance meeting with resident lifeguard Isla changes AJ’s perspective. Perhaps being stuck there with no means of escape isn’t so bad when there’s the chance she could fall in love for the first time...

Marley Morrison’s debut feature is a refreshing take on the coming-of-age story. Playing it confidently for laughs, with some dramatic currents underpinning the action, it features a knockout performance by Nell Barlow as the misunderstood AJ. A delight throughout and not to be missed.

  • DIRECTOR: Marley Morrison
  • CAST: Nell Barlow, Ella-Rae Smith, Jo Hartley, Sophia Di Martino, Samuel Anderson

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