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Kids in Love

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Flat coming-of-age film has cursing, sex.

Movie NR 2016 87 minutes
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As a London travelogue of sorts, this movie is fun to watch, but don't expect to be enamored. The kids' free-spirited lifestyle, so appealing to Jack at first, looks fun and exciting from the outside, but once he's swept up in the nonstop party, it becomes more obvious that the characters are shallow and not all that interesting -- not to the audience and eventually not to him either. Director Chris Foggin is trying to paint a picture of youth in rebellion, but he's mostly successful in showing us a group of kids with too much time on their hands and not much ambition. Few of them seem to have any way to support themselves, or any interest in much besides finding the next event. Kids in Love is not so much a counter-culture, as a look at rich kids that are all a bit too pleased with themselves. Poulter brings some charisma to the screen, and his position as the outsider in the group serves as a proxy for the viewer, but it takes him longer than us to figure out that his new friends are mostly self-entitled drips.

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