Fri 21 Jun 2013|
|Age restriction:||10–12PG D S V
The year is 1991, and Spud Milton’s long walk through puberty is still creeping along at an unnervingly slow pace. Approaching the ripe old age of fifteen and still with no signs of the much anticipated manhood, Spud is coming to terms with the fact that he may well be a freak of nature. With a mother hell-bent on emigrating, a father making a killing out of selling homemade moonshine and a demented grandmother, “Wombat,” the new year seems to offer little except extreme embarrassment and more mortifying Milton madness.|
Spud is soon beset with women trouble, coerced into misguided late night adventures, and finds his dreams of a famous career on stage in tatters after landing the part of the Dove of Peace in a disastrous house play production of Noah’s Ark. Aided by his English teacher, “The Guv,” Spud takes up the fight against his housemaster, “Sparerib,” who is determined to get the “Crazy 8” expelled.
Hilarious and bitter-sweet, the movie joins Spud as he takes another tentative step forward while, all around him, the madness continues.
Based on Spud-The Madness Continues (the novel) by John Van De Ruit.
||John Cleese, Troye Sivan
Jason Cope, Jeremy Crutchley, Aaron McIlroy, Julie Summers