Sweetheart

Another one that I loved so much I programmed it at Green Man and now it’s out in cinemas and a real British coming-of-age gem it is.

Marley Morrison’s debut is about 17-year-old AJ (Nell Barlow) who’s a bit grumpy about being on holiday at a caravan park with her family, until she meets gorgeous life guard Isla (Ella-Rae Smith) who turns her world upside down…

It looks great, it’s fun and funny and Jo Hartley delivers another one of her great Mum performances – you can hear Jo on the podcast with me and I heartily recommend the film to you. What I admired most about it was the way it captures that giddy feeling of falling in love… 

I interviewed Marley Morrison about it for my Totally Wired show when the film debuted at the BFI Flare Festival last year…have a listen.