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The Scouting Book for Boys

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Tom Harper

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Plot Summary

David and Emily are best friends who have lived all their lives on a caravan park. When David learns that Emily is being forced to move away, he agrees to help her hide out in a remote cave on the coast. But their innocent secret soon becomes complicated, as David watches the police start to close in on his missing friend. When the real reason Emily wants to escape comes to light, David's world is shattered. Swept up in a situation out of his control, and with his feelings for his best friend growing stronger by the day, David is forced to take action.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 18
  • Fresh: 11
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 6.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The setting is a seaside caravan site where the acting and directing do not measure up to the script. – Nigel Andrews, Financial Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: In the end, Scouting Book is a surprise delight, flawlessly cast and nimbly weathering its complex themes. – Josh Winning, Little White Lies, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: If you are looking for a showcase of some of the best new talent in British cinema, you need look no farther than this terrific little film. – Wendy Ide, Times [UK], Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The narrative isn't entirely convincing, but the powerful and heartfelt performances from Turgoose and Grainger are. – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian, Jun 24, 2010

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The Scouting Book for Boys
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2009

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