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MP! Reviews: ‘Kids In Love’ – the film that will make you want to stay young forever


This summer, prepare to lose yourself in love’s young bohemian dream with ‘Kids In Love’ – the must-see film about growing up, being young and finding who you truly are.

Set against the backdrop of an underground West London, the cool British indie film offers a new take on the traditional coming-of-age story.  Here’s a sneaky peek at what’s in store:

“Drifting through his gap year with its obligatory internships and vague travel plans, Jack (Will Poulter) has always suspected there was more to life than this. A chance encounter with the beautiful and ethereal Evelyn (Alma Jodorowsky) swerves his life radically off course. She is like no one he’s ever met before, and he quickly becomes caught up in a whirlwind of all-day parties and wild nights in London’s hidden dives with her beautiful and charismatic friends. Giving up everything to follow Evelyn and her hedonistic lifestyle, it takes Jack a while to realise what he’s leaving behind, that love isn’t a game you want to lose and that these people might not be the kindred spirits he first thought.”

We got to preview the film before its release and have rounded up just a few of the reasons you need to get down and see it yourself ASAP. Oh, you lucky things.

The cast is mega model mania

Brow queen Cara Delevingne is expanding her acting CV and we’re utterly enchanted by her role in this film (and every other one tbh.)

Cara plays the character Viola, one of Evelyn’s free-spirited friends with a beautiful boho vibe, and while we know she’s acting, we can definitely see a hint of Cara’s real-life personality shine through on screen. Especially in the line, “Or are you one of them salt and vinegar [crisps] losers?” because tbh we feel like that’s something she’d 100% say.

Although, don’t be fooled by the posters, Cara doesn’t get as much screen time as we hoped to see. Instead, the majority of the film is filled with the face of Alma Jodorowsky, another babein’ model, and we’re not complaining. We could listen to her French accent forever.

The soundtrack will bless your ears

Yep, it totally does a make a huge difference to the overall vibe of a film. Mirroring the rising star cast, the soundtrack is filled with fresh talent such as Eliza And The Bear, Wolf Alice, Norma Jean Martine, The Parrots, Mura Masa, Dornik and Sigma.

We don’t know about you, but we reckon the vibrant of-the-moment cast and soundtrack is something we need in our lives.

It’s relatable AF

Can’t decide what you want to do with your future? Stuck between going to uni and taking a gap year to go travelling? This film gets you.

Chris Foggin, the director, explains, “I believe that there are not enough films that explore real life and everything that comes with it. Audiences are starved of stories that that they can identify with, so this is why a contemporary story like ‘Kids In Love’ is so relevant now.

With the ethos of ‘made for kids by kids’, everyone can relate as we’ve all been there at some point in our lives. And ultimately, this film will make you wish you never grew up in the first place.

‘Kids In Love’ will arrive in cinemas and on demand from 26th August, followed by its DVD release on 29th August. Let us know your thoughts by tweeting @maximumpop.

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