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Real (2020)



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In inner-city Portsmouth, an unremarkable newsagent's sits between a courthouse and a business center. It's here that sparks fly between well-dressed Kyle (Aki Omoshaybi) and equally poised Jamie (Pippa Bennett-Warner). Yet despite their outward appearances, both are struggling to move on from hardship they'd rather keep hidden. As their feelings for one another blossom, their pasts resurface, threatening to break them apart before their relationship has even begun.


Critic Reviews for Real

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

That Omoshaybi keeps it real by drawing on his own roots as an Anglo-Nigerian foster boy in Portsmouth largely balances out the plot's more contrived soap opera-style twists.

September 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The actor and novice writer-director Aki Omoshaybi delivers a promising feature debut...

September 12, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Good love stories are hard to find - consider this one of them.

September 10, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's an optimistic, tender film with more authenticity in its little finger than plenty of films by more experienced directors.

September 9, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Cautiously interested to see what Omoshaybi does next.

September 8, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While the story being told isn't done effectively enough to leave a lasting mark post-credits, nonetheless, there's no denying it has a heartfelt earnestness that shines through.

September 18, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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