Wish You Were Here 1987
Title: Wish You Were Here
Release year: 1987
Genre: Comedy, Drama

In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. She eventually becomes pregnant by an acquaintance of her father.

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Rated 3 out of 5
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Rated 3 out of 5

“Wish You Were Here” is a British drama film directed by David Leland and starring Emily Lloyd, Tom Bell, and Jesse Birdsall. The movie follows the life of a teenage girl named Lynda, who lives in a small town in England in the early 1960s. Lynda is rebellious and struggles with the conservative values of her family and society, eventually leading her down a path of self-destruction.

The film was widely praised for its raw and honest portrayal of teenage life and the difficulties that young people face in conforming to society’s expectations. Emily Lloyd’s performance as Lynda was particularly noteworthy, earning her critical acclaim and a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress.

Overall, “Wish You Were Here” is a moving and thought-provoking film that explores important themes such as individuality, conformity, and the consequences of rebellion. It is definitely worth watching, especially for those who appreciate independent cinema and character-driven storytelling.

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Director: David Leland
Actor: Abigail Leland,Barbara Durkin,Barrie Houghton,Ben Daniels,Bob Flag,Charlotte Ball,Charlotte Barker,Chloe Leland,Clare Clifford,Dani Phelps,David Hatton,Emily Lloyd,Frederick Hall,Geoffrey Durham,Geoffrey Hutchings,George,Heathcote Williams,Jesse Birdsall,Jim Dowdall,Kim McDermott,Lee Whitlock,Marjorie Sudell,Michael Dickins,Neville Smith,Pamela Duncan,Pat Heywood,Sheila Kelley,Susan Valentine,Tom Bell,Trudi Cavanagh,Val McLane,William Lawford