Young Hearts Run Free
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Young Hearts Run Free
Against the backdrop of a violent miners strike in their quiet Northumbrian village, a likeable teenage artist falls in love with the new girl from London, but their tempestuous relationship and attempts to escape cause him to betray his family, community and best friends; he becomes dangerously embroiled in the rioting of the strike. With attempts to reconcile them failing, he must choose between his old friends and his new love.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's warmhearted, with evidence that Simpson will have more to offer in his next film."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The drama veers towards afternoon-television territory at times, but this is likeable, honest fare."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
"Canny enough to stand comparison with coming-of-age Brit-flicks like SoulBoy and Cemetery Junction."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
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