AppsScraps Movie Reviews

Sep 2, 2010

Young Adam

Release date: 16 May 2003 (Cannes Film Festival)

Beat poet Alexander Trocchi's novel gets a treatment in this David Mackenzie-directed film. The film is exceedingly introspective, taking us inside the mind of boatman Joe Taylor (Ewan McGregor) as he struggles whether or not to come clean with his knowledge of the death of his girlfriend Cathie (Emily Mortimer) while carrying on an affair with the wife (Tilda Swinton) of his employer Les (Peter Mullan). The performances in this film are both studied and fine and Mackenzie does a superb job creating an atmosphere to match. Despite this though, the film fails to engage its audience and is an example of greatness just missed.

But for giving us a glimpse of both Tilda's breasts and Ewan's penis, my rating 5 out of 10. Sex sells afterall.

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