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Jellyfish (2018)

A young carer discovers an unlikely talent for stand-up comedy.

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James Gardner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liv Hill ... Sarah Taylor
Sinead Matthews ... Karen Taylor
Cyril Nri Cyril Nri ... Adam Hale
Angus Barnett ... Vince
Tomos Eames ... Martin
Victoria Alcock ... Council Office Manager
Helen Kennedy ... Martin's Wife
Robbie White Robbie White ... Sam
Henry Lile Henry Lile ... Marcus Taylor
Jemima Newman ... Lucy Taylor
Connor Mills ... Daryl
Jay Sajjid Jay Sajjid ... Malik
Lauran Taylor-Griffin Lauran Taylor-Griffin ... Nicole
Mark Sangster ... Council Officer
Ria Zmitrowicz ... Nightclub Girl
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Fifteen-year-old Sarah Taylor exists in the eye of the storm. The sole caretaker of her family, including precocious twin siblings and a manic-depressive mother who spends most of her time in bed, Sarah runs from school to home to work each and every day. Yet, despite her Herculean efforts to put food on the table and keep the electricity on, she is still forced to engage with more dehumanizing ways to make a few extra bucks-so it's no wonder that her back is up among her peers at school. Jellyfish tells the story of Sarah's discovery of an unexpected outlet for her frustration and quick-tempered wit: stand-up comedy. First-time feature film director James Gardner paints a dark and hard-edged picture of life in this grey seaside British town, and, in newcomer Liv Hill, he uncovers a revelatory talent. Thanks to her fiercely evocative and vulnerable depiction of Sarah, Hill gives the audience truly remarkable insight into a young woman living a life far beyond her years. Written by Liza Domnitz

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Release Date:

15 February 2019 (UK) See more »

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The Deepest Ocean
(end credits)
Written by Victor Hugo Fumagalli and Mariachiara Terragin
Performed by Victor Hugo Fumagalli, Mariachiara Terragin and Maxime Obadia
Lyrics by Mariachiara Terragin
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The whole system, everybody fails this bright girl.
24 June 2019 | by BBogusSee all my reviews

The plight of a young carer in a desperate situation is so heartbreaking. No matter her good intentions and how hard she tries nobody seems to care (except at the end). Nothing so tragic as a young life burdened with harsh realities and responsibilities for which it is not yet ready, certainly not emotionally. Film was far from perfect and hard to watch, still it has heart and I loved it.


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