Hallam Foe

This is a 2007 British drama film set in Glasgow, and is based on a book of the same name.

The story is about a young man who suspects that his step-mother murdered his mother. He leaves home and goes to Glasgow where he basically starts stalking a woman who looks likes his real mother, and falls in love with her. There is more to it of course, but the story is still quite simple.

Everything about this slightly quirky film is good. The acting is superb, the photography is simple and efficient, the pacing is spot-on, and there is a good balance of drama and humour.

The fellow in the lead role is Jamie Bell who has been in big Hollywood films such as King Kong (more of a Wellywood film actually), Jumper, and Fantastic Four. He is married to Kate Mara.

Also in the film is Sophia Myles who played Lady Penelope in the Thunderbirds film, and was also in Transformers: Age of Extinction (just for the money I am sure). Ewen Bremner had a small role as well.

There was not a lot of Glasgow in it, but it looks like a very decent place to visit someday.

So it was a good watch, not overly special at all, but a good way to fill in some time on a hot Sunday afternoon.

Date watched: July 29th
Score: 8/10
Film count 2018: 49

One thought on “Hallam Foe

  1. nuwansenfilmsen July 30, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I actually lived in the UK (long ago), but never ventured towards Scotland. I really liked Bell’s work in Billy Elliot!!!

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