Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?
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Set during the swinging disco era in decidedly unswinging Sheffield, England, this oddball comedy is both a coming-of-age story about getting funky and a supernatural mystery. Vince (Michael Legge) is a Travolta-obsessed teenager who lives with his aspiring magician brother; his randy mom, who has a taste for young men; and his laid-back father Harold (Tom Courtenay). Vince longs for the young, vivacious Joanna Robinson (Laura Fraser), as Harold wows his family with his unnervingly accurate mind reading tricks. Later, when he makes headlines for inadvertently stopping the pacemakers of a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you're looking for an industrial-strength dose of twinkly twaddle, here's your hypo."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Steiner and Hewitt couldn't decide which tale they wanted to tell -- Vince's or Harold's -- and so we get both, each one getting in the way of the other."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"There are some excellent digs at television's enduring capacity for trivialising serious issues."
‑ George Perry, BBC.com
"A predictable pudding of a love story surrounded by a lot of over-tweaked, overcooked nonsense."
‑ Ray Conlogue, Globe and Mail
"There are a number of pleasures along the way."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"This may still sound intriguing, but it's badly executed."
‑ Emma Cochrane, Empire Magazine
"There's just too much going on, too many cliches and too little insight."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"Goes wildly over-the-top at every turn."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
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