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.
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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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