#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Shola (Bukky Bakray), or Rocks, as she’s known, lives in a London council flat with her younger brother Emmanuel (D’angelou Osei Kissiedu) and their single mother. Mum is busy and stressed, leaving Rocks to spend all her free time with school friends. One day, she comes home to find her life radically altered: she is suddenly on her own with a child to take care of. Gavron could easily have steered Rocks into miserabilism, but delivers instead a surprising portrait of resilience. Rocks is mercurial, impulsive, and deeply sensitive – not unusual for her age, she sometimes makes desperately poor decisions, for what look to her like good reasons. When her closest friend Sumaya (Kosar Ali) tries to help, Rocks doesn’t know how to accept it, blinded by Sumaya’s two-parent household and relative comfort.
Plot: A young teenage girl finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother after being abandoned by their single mother with no choice but to live out on the streets.
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Rocks & A Hard Place…
Another outstanding piece of contemporary British film, as a teenage schoolgirl finds herself alone and left responsible for her younger brother. Soul destroying in so many ways, performances as good as any you’ll find, a depiction of a world we’d like to ignore but, unfortunately, reinforcing a theme whose variations are common and increasingly so.
This British film appeared on BBC Films The Film Review with Mark Kermode, he praised it very highly and it was getting attention at the British Academy Film Awards, so I had to see it, directed by BAFTA nominated Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane, Suffragette). Basically, teenager Shola Omotoso, known to her friends as ‘Rocks’ (BAFTA nominated Bukky Bakray), lives in a London council flat with her younger brother Emmanuel (D’angelou Osei Kissiedu) and their single mother Funke (Layo-Christina Akinlude). The mother is busy and stressed, leaving Rocks to spend all her free time with school friends, including closest friend Sumaya (BAFTA nominated Kosar Ali). One day, Rocks comes home to find her life radically altered after her mother goes missing. She has been left to look after her brother and has no relatives to turn to for help. Meanwhile, at school Rocks makes friends with new student Roshé (Shaneigha-Monik Greyson). Her home life becomes difficult when the electricity is cut off, and Emmanuel wants to look after a frog. Rocks causes trouble in school by answering a phone call in class and being part of a food fight. Then, Rocks is forced to leave the flat when she sees a policeman outside her door talking to a neighbour. Rocks goes round to Sumaya’s house to hide out, and they have some fun singing and dressing up. There is a point when Rocks has an argument with her friend, but they reconcile following an art class, and she tries to get a job in a nail salon. During a conversation with Roshé, Rocks explains that her nickname is because of helping a friend against bullies, moving ruckus. Rocks later spends time with her friends and some boys on bikes, they hang out on a roof, and Rocks tells Roshé that her father died some time ago. Rocks is forced to move on with Emmanuel and they find a hotel to stay. The brother and sister play in their room, and the following day Emmanuel decides to free the frog. Her friends turn against Rocks and post negative comments about her on social media after it is revealed that she stole from Roshé. Things get worse when Rocks and Emmanuel are thrown out of the hotel. While authorities are looking for Rocks, she turns to school friend Agnes (Ruby Stokes) for help. Soon enough though, Rocks and Emmanuel are tracked down and taken separately by social services. Rocks is sent to live with a foster family. She also returns to school and reconciles with her friends who are aware of her situation. With Emmanuel’s birthday approaching, Rocks and her friends decide to do whatever it takes to get to Hastings where his new foster family live. They go to the train station and get through the doors evading then running from security without a ticket. They make it to Hastings and find Emmanuel’s new primary school. But Rocks can see that he seems to be happy with his new life, having made friends and playing football with them. Rocks and her friends decide to leave him be and go to the beach. Also starring Tawheda Begum as Khadijah, Afi Okaidja as Yawa, Anastasia Dymitrow as Sabina, Sarah Niles as Ms. Booker, and Sharon D. Clarke as Anita. Bakray is fantastic up-as the British-Nigerian girl attempting to hold it together with the help of her friends, Ali is good as the sensitive friend and Greyson as the new girl, and Kissiedu is cute as the little brother. This perfectly captures the generation of youngsters, with teen talk and banter, and social media use being big factors in their lives, and the other cultures of London, it is so authentic it is almost like a documentary. It has many energetic moments, including dance classes and squaring up to grownups, the story of abandonment and friends pulling together really works emotionally, and it has a good soundtrack of songs, including “Warrior” by Ray BLK in the end credits, this truly is a highly watchable and recommended modern day teenage coming-of-age drama. It won the BAFTA for Best Casting, and it was nominated for Outstanding British Film of the Year, Best Original Screenplay, and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer for Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson. Very good!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Director Sarah Gavron
Writer Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson
Actors Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D’angelou Osei Kissiedu
Country United Kingdom
Awards Won 1 BAFTA Film Award15 wins & 28 nominations total
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Sound Mix Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1 (some scenes), 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini (with Cooke S4 lenses)
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Printed Film Format DCP