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Days of the Bagnold Summer

M NZ

Offensive language

M AU

Coarse language

DIRECTED BY: Simon Bird

STARRING: Earl Cave, Monica Dolan, Tamsin Greig, Rob Brydon

RUN TIME: 86 Minutes

GENRE: Comedy

The film boasts supporting turns by Rob Brydon and Alice Lowe, but belongs to its two leads. Long-suffering Sue is sympathetically portrayed by Monica Dolan, with Earl Cave's Daniel a suitably lank-haired, pale-skinned picture of adolescent metal-head angst.

★★★★  - The Guardian
"Earl Cave and Monica Dolan are a delight in this charming comedy"
"...thoroughly sweet-natured, charming and unassuming British film"
"...a gently satisfying ending for its young hero and his stressed mum. There are terrifically judged supporting turns from Lowe, Brydon and Greig and lovely lead performances from Dolan and Cave." 

★★★★ - Observer
"Funny, acerbic, yet surprisingly tender film"  "...poignant and affecting." "Monica Dolan is terrific as Sue Bagnold."

★★★★ - Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★ - Financial Times

“It's a strong directorial debut from Bird...there is a touch of John Hughes about the way he cares so much for the have-nots, capturing moments of desire and hope which are constantly fighting with feelings of inadequacy." - Cineuropa

The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird's directorial debut is a funny, charming and wince-inducingly accurate adaptation of Joff Winterhart's graphic novel, with a soundtrack by Belle & Sebastian.

Days of the Bagnold Summer sweetly draws you into the wobbly relationship between well-intentioned single librarian Sue Bagnold and her black-clad teenage son Daniel, who'd rather listen to Metallica than his mother.

Daniel was meant to spend the summer in Florida visiting his dad, but is now stuck with Mum following the trip's cancellation.

SHOWING AT THESE NZ CINEMAS:

Cathay, Kerikeri - From 10 June
Event Cinemas Whangarei, Whangarei - From 10 June
Hoyts Hibiscus Coast, Whangaparāoa - From 10 June
Hoyts Botany Downs, Auckland - From 10 June
Hoyts Mission Bay, Auckland - From 10 June
Hoyts Sylvia Park, Auckland - From 10 June
Hoyts Wairau Park, Auckland - From 10 June
Matakana Cinemas, Matakana - From 10 June
The Bridgeway, Auckland - From 10 June
The Capitol, Auckland - From 10 June
Lido, Auckland - From 10 June
Monterey Howick, Auckland - From 10 June
Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, Auckland - From 10 June
The Vic, Auckland - From 10 June
Tivoli, Papamoa - From 10 June
Rialto Tauranga, Tauranga - From 10 June
Hoyts Metro, Hamilton - From 10 June
Hoyts Te Awa, Hamilton - From 10 June
Lido, Hamilton - From 10 June
Raglan Old School Arts Centre, Raglan - From 10 June
Tivoli, Cambridge - From 10 June
Event Cinemas New Plymouth, New Plymouth - From 10 June
Len Lye Cinema, New Plymouth - From 10 June
Globe Theatrette, Napier - From 10 June
Event Cinemas Havelock North, Havelock North - From 10 June
Event Cinemas Palmerston North, Palmerston North - From 10 June
The Screening Room, Masterton - From 10 June
Shoreline, Waikanae - From 10 June
Light House Petone, Wellington - From 10 June
Light House Pauatahanui, Wellington - From 10 June
Light House Cuba, Wellington - From 10 June
Penthouse, Wellington - From 10 June
Picton Cinemas, Picton - From 10 June
Event Cinemas Blenheim, Blenheim - From 10 June
State, Nelson - From 10 June
The Gecko, Motueka - From 10 June
The Village Theatre Society, Takaka - From 17 June
Regent Theatre​​​​​​​, Hokitika - From 10 June
​​​​​​​Academy Gold, Christchurch - From 10 June
Alice, Christchurch - From 10 June
Geraldine Cinema, Geraldine - From 10 June
Hoyts EntX, Christchurch - From 10 June
Hoyts Northland, Christchurch - From 10 June
Hoyts Riccarton, Christchurch 
Movie Max Digital, Timaru - From 10 June
​​​​​​​Paradiso, Wanaka - From 10 June
Dorothy Browns, Arrowtown - From 10 June
Clyde Cinema, Clyde - From 10 June
Rialto Cinemas Dunedin, Dunedin - From 10 June