A delightful, charming, beautiful movie by first time director Richard Ayoade (who plays Moss in the IT Crowd).
The story is simple, a young boy wanting to lose his virginity and keep his parents together in a sleepy town in Wales.
Excellent performances, a quality script, and a terrific soundtrack from Alex Turner, there is very little not to like about this movie.
Much praise has been given to Ayoade and I do have to touch on that just briefly. For a first timer, this is an exceptional debut, but much of the credit must go to his cinematographer Erik Wilson and also the scenery itself, which has been captured magnificently. I’m not saying Ayoade hasn’t done an excellent job; just that he has had a lot of help.