Unmade Beds
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Axl arrives in the UK to look for his long-lost father and instead is adopted by the bohemian Mike and Hannah who introduce him to gigs in English pubs and free spirit living. Vera is a French heartbreaker who strikes up a charming romance with X Ray Man until a failed meeting sets her on a quest to recapture traces of time they spent together by taking Polaroids.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director Alexis Dos Santos stressed improvisation, and his scenes have a lingering emotional rawness, but the handheld camera work left me feeling as woozy as the characters appear to be."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"A lovely, somewhat messy movie about lovely, messy young lives."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"If it weren't for the kick-ass pop soundtrack, with tunes like Hot Monkey, I would have tuned out long before the last reel."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An easy-going, garrulous, likable piece."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Reminiscent of Francois Truffaut or Wong Kar-wai at their most romantic, this, suitably enough, has cult sleeper written all over it."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
"There's real promise in 'Unmade Beds': the photography is luminous, the direction loose but involving, the acting superb. But ultimately it's a joyless, indulgent film about joyless, indulgent people."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"The conventions of contemporary youth culture and cinema could both use a change of sheets."
‑ Kevin Lee, Time Out New York
"Light and entertaining, if a little clunky at times."
‑ Anna Smith, Empire Magazine
"A keen, scruffy, colourful and buoyant film."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Beautifully shot on HD video and Super 16mm, this tender film channels the romantic spirit of Wong Kar-wai, über-cool soundtrack and all."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"Overly familiar but endearing nonetheless, this coming-of-age indie from Alexis Dos Santos is most likely to appeal to those who recognize themselves in the story's lost heroes."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Despite some missteps (a parachute metaphor is particularly belabored), the film has an intoxicating quality."
‑ Anthony Kaufman, Village Voice
"Stay away action fans, this is not a film for you. But if you identify with the lifestyles of these characters, you might just find this small dreamlike film speaks to you."
‑ , Film4
"It's refreshing to see a film about youth that doesn't resort to the clichés of drug abuse gone wrong. While its lack of narrative thrust can render it a little too loose for its own good, Unmade Beds still manages to charm and entice."
‑ Laurence Boyce, Little White Lies
"Occasionally the material gets too self-indulgently arty but the way it lingers over the small moments of human interaction more than compensates."
‑ Sloan Freer, Radio Times
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