Landing in our inbox is the Sweetheart trailer a film that we were lucky enough to have seen a little while ago and we’ll be running a review nearer to the release date. Written and directed by Marley Morrison, the sharply observed coming-of-age comedy stars Jo Hartley (Eddie the Eagle), Sophia Di Martino (LOKI) & newcomers Nell Barlow & Ella-Rae Smith. The film delighted critics and audiences at BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival & Best First Feature at Inside Out Toronto.
No 17-year-old dreams of spending a week with their family in a British Seaside Holiday Park. For socially conscious AJ (Nell Barlow) planning a gap year trip to knit jumpers for elephants is much more appealing. Yet, she finds herself on a four-hour car journey to the Dorset coast with her mum Tina (Jo Hartley) and little sister Dayna. Her mum determined to spend quality time with her little sweetheart before she flies the nest. Joined by pregnant sister Lucy (Sophia di Martino) & her boyfriend Steve (Samuel Anderson), AJ expects this to be ‘a week of hell’. That is, until she lays her eyes on the resident lifeguard Isla (Ella-Rae Smith) who might just be the girl of her dreams.
Marley Morrison’s debut SWEETHEART captures the ups and downs of first love against the backdrop of the quintessential British family holiday.
SWEETHEART is released in UK & Irish cinemas 24th September 2021
Here’s the Sweetheart trailer…….