Somers Town

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  • Summary: Tomo is a troubled young lad who runs away to London. There he meets Marek, a shy Polish teenager who shares a small flat with his laborer father in a rundown area. When Marek agrees to let Tomo stay with them, unbeknownst to his father, the pair form a strong bond as they work odd jobs forTomo is a troubled young lad who runs away to London. There he meets Marek, a shy Polish teenager who shares a small flat with his laborer father in a rundown area. When Marek agrees to let Tomo stay with them, unbeknownst to his father, the pair form a strong bond as they work odd jobs for an eccentric neighbor and compete for the attention of Maria, a beautiful French waitress, and try to avoid discovery by Marek's father. (Film Movement) Expand

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  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    Somers Town, is a trifle: A short black-and-white lark with sharp edges and a soft center. It has its raptures, though, and then some. A disarmingly slight tale of adolescent friendship, Somers Town is one of those rare movies that seems to discover itself as you watch it.
  2. 83
    The result is a movie that feels enjoyably aimless--one that invites viewers to just hang out for an hour.
  3. A funny and endearing character comedy whose extra-brief, 70-minute running time proves perfectly adequate for its slender, episodic story.
  4. Reviewed by: Ian Freer
    80
    Meadows in a minor key but still a major delight; his improvised feel, sparky comedy and interest in the truth of youth services a story that’s both winning and winsome.
  5. Just when this black-and-white, microbudget movie seems poised to spring an indictment of the Dickensian social order, it ends, but in a redemptive ray of color.
  6. 75
    Like its star, the movie is too short and a little thin but just about perfect.
  7. 70
    Without ever trivializing his characters' meager circumstances or resorting to the rags-to-riches fantasy of "Slumdog Millionaire," Meadows has made a lovely film about the ability of the imagination to offset the harshness of reality.

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