"...Meadows has made a lovely film about the ability of the imagination to offset the harshness of reality." - Scott Foundas, Village Voice
Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek (Piotr Jagiello), a Polish immigrant, lives in the district of SOMERS TOWN, between King's Cross and Euston stations, where his dad is working on a new rail link. When Marek agrees to let homeless Tomo move into his room, unbeknownst to his father, the pair forms a strong bond, as they work odd jobs for an eccentric neighbor and compete for the attention of Maria, a beautiful young French waitress whom they are both infatuated with. But it's only a matter of time before Marek's dad discovers what's going on.
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What a great 'peak' into adolescent friendship. Somers town manages to be fun, subtle and simple, without being cutesy, trite or drawn-out. The black and white film choice created a timelessness and un-distracted view that was complimented by perfect pacing. Like a good pop song, I almost just played it again.
very sweet . Loved the songs and music.