as AdULTHOOD) is a British crime film directed, written
by and starring Noel Clarke.
film is a sequel to the 2006 film Kidulthood
, which Clarke also wrote. Clarke
confirmed in the DVD's commentary that there will not be a third
Sam (Noel Clarke
) is released from jail
after six years for the murder of Trife (Aml
). Sam soon realises people are out for revenge, namely
Jay (Adam Deacon
). We encounter Dabs
), Omen (Jacob Anderson
) who is actually Sam's brother
and Henry (Arnold Oceng). Omen heads off while Dabs and Henry visit
Ike (Nathan Constance
) and Andreas
(Pierre Mascolo), who run a stolen goods pawnshop
. Jay arrives looking for a gun to kill Sam
but is convinced instead to hire Dabs, and his friends to do the
job, despite knowing that Omen is part of the crew. Henry doesn't
want to be involved in the plot. He and Dabs fight and he's left
Sam meets his old friend Becky's cousin, Lexi (Scarlett Alice Johnson
) who tells Sam that
Becky has disappeared. Through Lexi Sam arranges a meeting with
Trife's ex Alisa (Red Madrell
been living with her mum, trying to raise her and Trife's daughter.
Sam arrives with Lexi at Alisa's house. Alisa angry and bitter with
Sam, ends their conversation by spitting in Sam's face and slams
the door. Lexi offers to bring Sam home with her. Meanwhile, Dabs
and Blammy (Don Klass) meet up with Omen. Dabs tells him about the
job, but not who it is, saying he just knows what the hit looks
like. Omen agrees to kill the person.
At her apartment Lexi gets closer to Sam. She notices marks on
Sam's back. Trife's uncle Curtis (Cornell S. John) tried to kill
him with a metal pipe in prison. Sam gets angry wondering who Lexi
is texting and leaves the house. Elsewhere Moony refuses to help
Jay with his revenge plans. Sam gets seen by Dabs on the road. Omen
realises its his brother Sam and becomes enraged with Dabs'
deception. He attempts to kill him with the knife. Sam takes the
knife and holds it to Dabs' neck but not wanting a return to jail
he drops the blade and instead knocks Dabs out.
Sam sets up Ike, Andreas and Curtis, with the help of his prison
contact Big Man. He tips off the police to their house full of
drugs and stolen property. In the final showdown Jay attacks Sam
and a fight ensues. Jay holds the gun to Sam. Sam warns him that if
he kills him, he'll suffer in jail. With Jay still angry, Sam
pushes Jay to the ground and grabs the gun, only to point it to his
own head. Sam pulls the trigger. The gun is empty. Sam stumbles
off, wounded. Last we see he enters Lexi's house.
The film received mixed reviews, and was criticised for lack of
plot, melodrama and "unrelenting aggro". Nevertheless, it made
£1,203,319 at the box office during its opening weekend.
In one scene, Sam sees two boys on a bus give up their seat for a
mother and her young son. The mother is played by Camille Coduri
who appeared alongside Clarke
in Doctor Who
as Jackie Tyler. Clarke
played Mickey Smith.
, who voices the Daleks,
Cybermen, and the Judoon in the new series, also appears as the
boss of a salon where Lexi works.
, who portrayed Francine
Jones, mother of companion Martha
, appears as Sam's mother
Awards and nominations
- BAFTA Awards
- Orange Rising Star Award 2009: (Noel Clarke) Winner