Days of the Bagnold Summer

86 mins
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When a summer in Florida with his father doesn't pan out, a heavy metal-loving teenager is forced to spend six... More

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Days of the Bagnold Summer | Ratings & Reviews

"A truthful and sometimes moving slice of life... elevated by vivid lead performances."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"A coming-of-age story that aspires to winsomeness and wisdom, but only gets so far."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"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."

The AustralianThe Australian

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

Boston GlobeBoston Globe

"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."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"Funny, slight, meandering - still, a promising directorial debut by Simon Bird."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"Even if the general ultra-clean cartoonishness of it all is deliberate, the film’s whisper-thin premise and sitcom-like characters are the cinema equivalent of Sweethearts candy: rather too sugared, and immediately forgotten."


"The sour-tinged comedy of excruciatingly English embarrassment deploys some talented performers on both sides of the camera but its promising parts never quite cohere into a properly satisfying whole."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Sometimes it just takes one actor to elevate a film from innocuous, take-it-or-leave it fare into something winningly tender – and if your first film’s needing that kind of lift-off, you could hardly do much better than Monica Dolan."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"If the film never completely coheres into a satisfying whole, Days Of The Bagnold Summer has a lot going for it: a nicely judged sense of character, an eye for detail and strong performances, especially from Dolan. It also suggests Simon Bird is a filmmaker worth watching."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"The approach is scrupulously even-handed. The film is just as interested in mild-mannered Sue’s journey as it is in Daniel’s coming of age... wryly low key, with a keen eye for the subtle stabs and small daily humiliations that gradually mount."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"Here’s a movie that tells us that the days of summer, like the boys of summer in Don Henley’s song, are going to get outlived by the love they inspire. It’s what happens in this thoroughly sweet-natured, charming and unassuming British film."

The GuardianThe Guardian

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