Preview, a Brit boarding school “Cyrano,” with a hint of “The Go Between” — “Old Boys”

This trailer to the Alex Lawther Brit comedy “Old Boys” had me at, “SMILE, Amberson. These are the best days of your life!”

The hazing, the military training, the period (Cassette tapes, the ’80s?), the hapless/awkward way he carries himself, delightful.

Lawther was the young Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game.” Having him play the romantic intermediary for a French teen with a crush on his boorish, handsome and popular classmate just…works.

Hope this Film 4 production gets picked up by a US distributor (IFC, Orchard, Magnolia, are you listening?).


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