AnuvahoodMarch 18, 2011
Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he's just another wannabe bad boy… even less than a loser in fact…
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 4.8/10 (1,364 voted)
Stars: Adam Deacon, Femi Oyeniran, Ollie Barbieri
Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he's just another wannabe bad boy… even less than a loser in fact. After quitting his job at Laimsbury's, Kay vows to become a respected gangster… or cry trying. A pulls-no-punches, coming-of-age story, centering on one directionless hopeless "shotter", who finds his true worth in the face of urban adversity.
Writers: Adam Deacon, Michael Vu
There's a wasteman on every street!
Release Date: 18 March 2011
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: £536,818
(20 March 2011)
(27 March 2011)
Did You Know?
Maria (Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace) describes Tyrone (Richie Campbell) as "my little Mike Tyson". In real life Horgan-Wallace had dated Tyson.
#I say can't you see the sign its a double yellow line!#
OH MY DAYS what the f**k you doing to my baby?
I am just an African.
And how you scratch man's tings blud?
This is disabled parking, you are not disabled!
I am disabled.
You are not disabled.
Blud, I am disabled, look at my arm
[wiggles arm around]
Ehhh so you are mocking disfortunate people! You know God is watching you, God is watching you!
Hilarious – Nice Work Deacon
Anuvahood is an Urban Comedy film Directed by Adam Deacon. <– (His
First Full Length Film) This film is about a boy named Kenneth (call
him 'K') Fletcher. He has just left his job and now wants to be a
respected gangster & rapper, soon he realises that he's just another
wannabe bad boy Basically a Wasteman. It's starring Adam Deacon, Femi
Oyeniran, Jazzie Zonzolo, Ollie Barbieri, Richie Campbell, Michael Vu,
Will Johnson, Ashley Walters, Paul Kaye, Eddie Kadi, Richard Blackwood
& Jocelyn Jee Esien.
From the title "Anuvahood" meaning Another Hood) don't go thinking that
is going to be like Kidulthood or Adulthood. I thought this was going
to be a parody but it's nothing like that, it's a funny comedy that
does its job to entertain and it doesn't take itself too seriously (and
neither should you). All the actors/actresses did their best to bring
the audience to laughter and a good job I think they did (lots of LOL
moments). As this is Mr Deacon's first film he's directing and acting I
will happily give him a B+ for effort. This film does resemble the one
of 'Friday' (ice cube film) because I have seen story lines like this
before. Anuvahood is just the UK having a go at something similar.
The humour been displayed is wild and exciting every opportunity they
had to throw in something remotely funny they did. Every new character
comes with their own aura that added to the comedy. Even the serious
scenes had a way of keeping it light & not too heavy.The slang (lots of
it), dress code, music and cinematography all fits in well together,
it's really London like but the problem with that is it's going to feel
like it was made for a specific target audience. Some people from other
parts of the country/world may not understand it (hopefully they will).
Adam Deacon does brilliantly as K, he was a believable actor who life
on the estate went from bad to worse. He was able to make the audience
laugh and be on his side at the same time. His bestfriend TJ (Zonzolo)
does his best to make us laugh but had the over the top sort of feeling
in some scenes. You have to keep watching to understand Tyrone's
(Campbell) funniness, he is loud, fast talking & in your face at first
but then when he gets in his strides he was pure comedy to watch.
Bookie (Oyeniran) was also an enjoyable character to watch, all you
needed from him was a barrel of assault at K to make you laugh. I for
one was not buying Enrique's (Barbieri) accent. I didn't like his
character, it seemed forced (this not the JJ I know from Skins). The
rest of the cast do an applausable job on screen. Good Performances.
Cameo Appearances: Lethal Bizzle, Giggs & Mz Bratt + More
#Overall: Barrel Of Laughs (Support UK Films & Go Watch It)
ONE FAVOURITE MOMENT IN THE FILM: The scene where K comes out of
Tyrone's block and gets approached by a gang who don't recognise him
until he says 'allow me'.