Wish You Were Here

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Time Out says

With mother dead and father emotionally ditto, 16-year-old Linda (Lloyd) hungers for love with a foul-mouthed exhibitionism that horrifies the strait-laced elders of her '50s South Coast home town. More scandalously, after an initiation into the disappointments of sex with a silly young bus clippie, she takes to sleeping with the local fleapit's limp projectionist (Bell), one of her dad's masonic mates. For his writer/director debut, Leland filches a few incidents from the early life of Cynthia Payne to create a teenage rebel whose frustrations lead her to kick against the pricks of repressively status-conscious, middle class Britain, double standards and all. The trouble is that Lloyd's loud, brattish performance makes Linda less a socially purgative Free Spirit than a pain in the neck. More a well-meaning romp than a credible analysis of the state of the nation, now or then.
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Release details

UK release:

1987

Duration:

92 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

David Leland

Cast:

Pat Heywood, Tom Bell, Charlotte Barker, Geoffrey Hutchings, Barbara Durkin, Clare Clifford, Emily Lloyd, Neville Smith

Music:

Stanley Myers

Production Designer:

Caroline Amies

Editor:

George Akers

Cinematography:

Ian Wilson

Screenwriter:

David Leland

Producer:

Sarah Radclyffe

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Ron S

Emily Lloyd is one of the prettiest female actresses. She never got her just due. Would like to see her in more movies.

Ron S

Emily Lloyd is one of the prettiest female actresses. She never got her just due. Would like to see her in more movies.