The Scouting Book for Boys

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  • NR
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 6.5  (1,023)

The Scouting Book for Boys is a coming-of-age drama film released in 2009, directed by Tom Harper and written by Jack Thorne. The story is centered around a young boy named David, played by Thomas Turgoose, who lives in a remote caravan park with his best friend Emily, played by Holliday Grainger. They both share a strong bond and have been inseparable since they were little.

The plot of the film starts to unfurl when the two best friends meet a charismatic man named Finch, played by Richard Dormer, who is leading a scout group near their caravan park. David is immediately drawn to the idea of being a scout and is excited about joining the group. However, Emily is hesitant and does not share the same enthusiasm. David is determined to convince Emily to join the scouts and the two devise a plan to run away together and spend time in the forest to help Emily overcome her fear of the dark.

Things take a dark turn when Emily goes missing in the forest and David becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. He sets out on a quest to clear his name and find his friend. As he ventures deep into the forest, he uncovers secrets about his friend that he never knew existed. Meanwhile, the search for Emily intensifies, and the police are not ruling out the possibility that David may have killed her.

The Scouting Book for Boys is not just a movie about missing persons, but it’s also a film about the challenges of growing up and friendship. The film explores the dynamic between David and Emily, and how they navigate the complexities of their friendship with one another. The film shows the two as they struggle with the realization that growing up means that they will have to face the world on their own.

Thomas Turgoose delivers a standout performance as David, bringing both vulnerability and strength to his character. He navigates the difficult themes of the film with ease, portraying the love he has for his friend and his determination to bring her back. Holliday Grainger also delivers a powerful performance as Emily, displaying the fear and doubts that come with growing up, and how difficult it can be to face one’s own fears.

Ruth Wellman plays the part of David’s mother, who is struggling to cope with her son’s disappearance while trying to keep her own life together. She delivers an emotionally charged performance, portraying the guilt and desperation of a mother who is trying to find her son.

Overall, The Scouting Book for Boys is a gripping, thought-provoking film that delves deep into the themes of love, friendship, betrayal, and growing up. The film is beautifully shot, and the cinematography captures the eerie beauty of the forest that David ventures into, creating a tense and immersive atmosphere that keeps the viewer on edge. The film is a haunting reminder of the complexity of human relationships and the harsh realities of growing up. It’s a must-watch for anyone who loves coming-of-age dramas and thrilling mysteries.

The Scouting Book for Boys is a 2009 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    1 hr 29 min
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    6.5  (1,023)