Parents' Guide to

The Bromley Boys

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Light comedy about dedicated British soccer fan.

Movie NR 2018 106 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Terrible storyline

Was hoping that this would be good, in line with some other british films, but sadly very disappointed. The story was just not well written, and the film failed to deliver because of it. Shame!!

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Sports fans, not just soccer lovers, will appreciate the intensity of Dave's devotion to his team in this lighthearted British comedy. Based on true events, director Steve Kelly's tribute to following a team that rarely wins isn't as memorable as Fever Pitch or The Damned United, but it's got just enough charm to keep audiences interested. There's no real plot to speak of: Dave tries to impress his new (and much older) football mates, sneaks around the chairman's office for news about the team's future, and obsesses over his favorite player (Ross Anderson) even more than his budding romance with Ruby.

Despite its thin, somewhat silly storyline, there's a simple heart to the film, particularly for viewers who are themselves dedicated to a less-than-stellar sports team. The soundtrack is full of catchy '60s hits like "Dizzy" and songs by the Spencer Davis Group, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, and more, and the wardrobe is hilariously decade-appropriate (expect kids to rejoice that sports-shorts styles have changed since the late '60s). The adult three amigos (also based on real fans) add more comic relief to the proceedings, as does the awkward teen romance. While this is more of a streaming pick than a must-see-in-theaters selection, it's a relatable and serviceable comedy.

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