Absolute Beginners
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Colin MacInnes' 1959 novel Absolute Beginners was widely regarded as the first authentic record of the British teen scene of the late 1950s. By the time the property made it to the screen, the lifestyle it celebrated had long faded from view; thus, Absolute Begineers was no longer a docudrama but a nostalgia piece. The story is related from the point-of-view of 18-year-old Colin (Eddie O'Connell), who lives to party. Colin's like-minded girlfriend, who calls herself "Crepe Suzette", is marvelously portrayed by Patsy Kensit. During an evening's revelry in Soho, Colin… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though the film is flawed, it's still underrated as an exploration of a crucial era of London's pop culture, and the eccentric cast (including David Bowie) adds a lot of color."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"More interesting for what it attempts than for what it accomplishes."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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