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In this British comedy-drama, Robbie (Josh Bolt) and Ziggy (Eugene Byrne) are two fifteen-year-old boys growing up in Liverpool who are best friends. They're also both virgins, and like most boys their age they have sex on the brain and want nothing more than to find a willing girlfriend. When a disastrous evening out with a cute girl and a bottle of booze leaves Robbie feeling terribly sick, Ziggy learns his pal has more than just a hangover -- he's been diagnosed with a serious heart condition and is not likely to live more than a few months. Ziggy wants to do something for his best… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Both plotting and playing are a bit ragged and the visuals are telly-tastic, but the film's fresh, unvarnished take on male friendship is altogether winning."
‑ Kate Stables, Total Film
"This is a movie with a big heart, and nice performances from Josh Bolt and Eugene Byrne, playing teenage best mates, but for me it somehow never quite got over its sentimental unrealities."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The film's keen observation of individuals in crisis, not to mention its adept balance of life-affirming wit and chastening introspection, give it plenty of heart."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Radio Times
"A few rather clunky plot developments aside, this is a tender, funny and very well acted film with engaging characters."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"Others may respond more readily than I did to this ambitious attempt to blend kitchen-sink realism, heartwarming sitcom and raunchy sex comedy. For me, they didn't gel at all."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"It could have been terrible, but director Bruce Webb's comedy is affecting, funny and really very moving."
‑ Simon Crook, Empire Magazine
"It's poignant, well acted and occasionally funny, but a little formulaic, too."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"A conflicted, uneven experience: sugary kitchen-sink realism with wank jokes."
‑ Michael Leader, Little White Lies
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