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Spud 2010 123movies

Spud 2010 123movies

Dec. 03, 2010103 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – It’s South Africa, 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it’s Spud Milton’s first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary background who wins a scholarship to a private school in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Surrounded by boys with nicknames like Gecko, Rambo, Rain Man and Mad Dog, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home. Along the way Spud takes his first tentative steps along the path to manhood. (The path it seems could be a rather long road). Spud is an only child. He is cursed with parents from well beyond the lunatic fringe and a senile granny. His dad is a fervent anti-communist who is paranoid that the family domestic worker is running a shebeen from her room at the back of the family home. His mom is a free spirit and a teenager’s worst nightmare, whether it’s shopping for Spud’s underwear in the local supermarket, or sneaking food into her handbag at school functions. Armed with only his wits and his diary, Spud takes us from illegal night swimming to the red-hot furnace of the cricket pitch, from ghostbusting to a catastrophic family vacation. He also invites us into the mind of a boy struggling to come to terms with a strange new world, a boy whose eyes are being opened to love, friendship and complete insanity.
Plot: It’s South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it’s Spud Milton’s first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary background who wins a scholarship to a private school in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Surrounded by boys with nicknames like Gecko, Rambo, Rain Man and Mad Dog, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home. Along the way Spud takes his first tentative steps along the path to manhood. (The path it seems could be a rather long road). Spud is an only child. He is cursed with parents from well beyond the lunatic fringe and a senile granny. His dad is a fervent anti-communist who is paranoid that the family domestic worker is running a shebeen from her room at the back of the family home. His mom is a free spirit and a teenager’s worst nightmare, whether it’s shopping for Spud’s underwear in the local supermarket
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Spud 2010 123movies 1 Spud 2010 123movies 26.7/10 Votes: 2,624
Spud 2010 123movies 3 Spud 2010 123movies 280%
Spud 2010 123movies 5 Spud 2010 123movies 2N/A
Spud 2010 123movies 7 Spud 2010 123movies 27 Votes: 43 Popularity: 4.12

Reviews:

Cute but could have been so much more
I went in with very low expectations as I usually do for most south African films but with a revitalisation of the local film industry I thought let me do the right thing and give it a chance.

Well I’m glad I did, for two reasons, one the film was very well acted and all credit goes to “Spud” as well as the inimitable Mr Cleese, an unsung icon of the silver screen if every there was one, and two it’s great to see something other than Schuster Slapstick or Afrikaans kitsch making money at the local is lekker box office.

So why the 6 out of 10. A few things spring to mind. The direction, with all due respect to Donavon Marsh, felt very pedestrian, nothing jumped out of the screen as feeling fresh or original. I realise the film was set in 1990 but did it have to feel like it was made in 1990.

The pace was off – it felt all over the place – sometimes it dragged and sometimes it was a great time at the movies. The editing of the film seemed very rushed, obvious and almost unfinished (which is unusual considering Megan Gill is probably our biggest editing export) (maybe that’s just professional jealously talking 😉 and lastly which for me was the greatest problem of all was the appalling musical score which really diluted so many of the films key dramatic moments.

Why Ed Jordan was used to create anything other than a cheesy early nineties advertising jingle is beyond me.

But look this may sound terribly negative but the film showed huge promise and with more time, tighter scissors and a vastly different score we could have had south Africa’s answer to, dare I day it “Dead Poets Society Lite” But well done – very valiant effort with it heart in all the right places… 🙂

Review By: rhaynes1974 Rating: 6 Date: 2010-12-17
Spud Strikes a Chord and Resonates Deeply
“Spud” is set in South Africa at the cusp of Apartheid’s collapse. However, such worldly concerns pale in comparison to the traumas and triumphs of the main character as he endures his first year of boarding school.

Perhaps it’s a British colonial thing, but the obligatory gang torments and slow uphill slog toward acceptance are probably all too familiar to Brits, Canadians and Aussies alike. And so are the quandaries the main character, has to face: should he try to avoid the school “loser” in a bid to win the approval of his peers, or do what he knows deep down is right? That main character, brought brilliantly to life by boy wonder Troye Sivan, manages to pull the viewer in with a powerful, unaffected, guileless charm. He’s Everyman in miniature, and his pangs and joys resonate deeply. Sivan’s immense talent shows a surprising depth and sensitivity for one so young – he completely convinces as John Milton, dubbed “Spud” by his rougher classmates.

Bouyed by the peerless master of comedy John Cleese, Spud soon rises to the level of a classic cinematic masterpiece. The rapport between the crotchety old lit teacher known as “The Guv” and his promising young protégé is bang on, eliciting the gamut of reactions from pathos to hilarity. Cleese is at his best when rudely pontificating, and he doesn’t disappoint here.

As Spud’s doomed pal Gekko, Jamie Royal also provides a superb performance, and Genna Blair is perfect in her role as the nascent sunbeam of Milton’s first love. You’ll also find yourself and every single one of your old schoolmates in the main characters and supporting cast.

The lush settings are beautifully captured by cinematographer Lance Gewer, Ed Jordan’s score is just the right degrees of uplifting and poignant, and Sivan’s voice is aptly pure, expressive, and gently powerful.

The movie’s based on the best-selling novel “Spud”, which I’ve not yet had the pleasure of reading. Its tone is very much akin to John Irving’s best, though, for my money, this is easily successor to Stephen King’s classic “Stand By Me”. Yes, it’s that good.

Watch it. You love it, and you won’t forget it. 10 out of 10, with room to spare.

Review By: ourmanintokyo Rating: 10 Date: 2012-03-14

Other Information:

Original Title Spud
Release Date 2010-12-03
Release Year 2010

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Budget 5000000
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated N/A
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Donovan Marsh
Writer Donovan Marsh, John Van De Ruit
Actors John Cleese, Troye Sivan, Jamie Royal
Country South Africa
Awards 1 win & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A

Spud 2010 123movies
Original title Spud
TMDb Rating 7 43 votes

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