Kevin Lewis never had a chance. Growing up on a poverty-stricken London council estate, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and abandoned by social services, his life was never his own. Even after he was put into care, he found himself out on the streets caught up in a criminal underworld that knew him as 'The Kid'. Yet Kevin survived to make a better life for himself. This international bestseller published in 2003 is his heartbreaking and inspiring story. The screenplay written by Mark Thomas and Kevin Lewis is a faithful adaptation of the novel.Written by
A great story well handled by Director: Nick Moran, who guides us through the life of the main character Kevin Lewis. The film is set in the 1980's and early 90's and looks and feels right with camera work and film lighting that supports the storyline. However, it is Rupert Friend's performance that sets the high standard for this film. The character is carefully observed to provide a man who is not aggressive but can explode when pushed. For me the biggest achievement is that the film deals with violence and in no way glamorises it.
Why would you go and see this film? Because it is a story of a mans survival thoughtfully made and performed and the temptation to make it into a 'Lock Stock' fairytale has been resisted.
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