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Urban Hymn (2015)

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Urban Hymn follows a troubled teenage girl, Jamie, who possesses an amazing singing voice, and an inspiring and unconventional social worker, Kate, who encourages her to use it.

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Kate Linton
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Ian Wilson
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Jamie Harrison
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David Linton
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Charlie
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Dean
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Leanne Dixon
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Fiona
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Michael
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Prison Bully
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Punter
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A redemptive coming of age story about a wayward teen, Jamie (Letitia Wright), who is encouraged by an inspiring and unconventional social worker Kate (Shirley Henderson), to use singing as an escape from her troubled background. Jamie's loyalties soon become torn between Kate and her possessive and volatile best friend, Leanne (Isabella Laughland). Written by Level 33 Entertainment

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The only way out is to find your voice See more »

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Crime | Drama

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12 May 2017 (USA)  »

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Sehrin Sarkisi  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Standing In the Right Place
Performed by Belarus
(p) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment
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The Power of music in a sort of gritty Brit drama.
4 March 2017 | by (London,United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jamie is alone in the World except for her best mate Leanne (who is a sort of South London hard nut) and they have gotten on the wrong side of the tracks. This is against the backdrop of the riots in London of 2011 which they took advantage of.

Anyway they are in a Council run care home when a new social worker turns up who is determined to make a difference and then sees music as a possible way to reach out to Jamie to save/help her.

Now a lot of these themes have been used before – falling in with the wrong crowd, nurture versus nature and the idea that all the 'kids' need to find their way out of the gutter is one piece of inspiration; whether it be baseball, rap music or macramé. But this seems to do it with a fresh twist and the music is all great too.

Do not expect anything too 'gritty' either this is all a bit sanitised but it still has enough of an 'edge' to make it pack a punch albeit not a 'sucker' one.


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