Days of the Bagnold Summer (2021) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Days of the Bagnold Summer (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Days of the Bagnold Summer draws on well-rounded performances from its leads to fill in the familiar outlines of its coming-of-age story with gentle humor and tender insight.

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Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel, DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER is a funny yet sweet coming-of-age story about single motherhood and Metallica. Daniel was supposed to spend the summer with his dad and his dad's new wife in Florida, but when his dad cancels the trip Daniel and his mom suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in their suburban home as Daniel just wants to listen to heavy metal and start a band while his mom hopes to rekindle the fun times they used to have together. Featuring original songs by Belle and Sebastian.

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Cast

Monica Dolan
as Sue Bagnold
Earl Cave
as Daniel
Rob Brydon
as Douglas Porter
Ony Uhiara
as Esther
Paul Bradley
as Teen Server
Alfie Todd
as George
Sophie Steer
as Waitress
Tim Key
as Dale
Rodrig Andrisan
as Man Crazy about Fudge(uncredited)
Alex Ashman
as Teen Server
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Critic Reviews for Days of the Bagnold Summer

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (22)

The film could do with more urgent pacing and structure, but it's meant to be minimal -- not much more than an acutely observed, achingly accurate slice of modern life.

February 24, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is about small moments, tenderly observed, and it gives full attention and understanding to all of the characters, even the one whose behavior is most inexcusable.

February 22, 2021 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The central duo make a great mother and son. They bounce off of each other and they both feel authentic.

February 19, 2021 | Full Review…

It's really sweet and funny without overdoing it with the drama or the quirkiness.

February 19, 2021 | Full Review…

Despite lacking in visual urgency, the film is saved by the heartfelt relationship at its center.

February 19, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Simon Tindall's strikingly dramatic widescreen photography is extremely impressive, but it's the performances, and the truths inherent in the drama, that linger in the mind.

February 19, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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